Matière Noire is a Paris-based creative studio leading new approaches to spacial design. Built on a network of parallel disciplines, our operation cultivates ambivalence, using observational methods to ground its intuitive impulses. Matière Noire is driven by an appetite for the undefined, the hypothetical, the intangible. Its process celebrates unexpected derivations, developing them into bespoke applications of cross-cultural collaboration.
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Spatial design studio
Taking the site as a starting point, light emphasizes the topography of each floor, reinforcing their connection. It is demonstrated in flattened light swathes that draw focus on the varied volume of the existing space, and evolves subtly to reveal the character of each level. The lighting structure is blatantly technological and robotic, to contrast with the brutalist outlines of the parking lot.