*Institut de Développement Local* (2000-2001), breaks away. This compact, solid and opaque building reuses and accentuates the formal system developed by the architect for the *Immeuble de logements PLI *(apartment building, 1993-1999, Paris). Looking like a crumpled ball of paper, it is the unlikely encounter between the machine-like visions of Lebbeus Woods, cubist collage and the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Here, the architecture plays with its crystalline appearance. The mass of the *Institut* seems to emerge from a formal process of “deconstruction,” the product of a reticulated and multidimensional assemblage of vectors. In fact, the asymmetrical complexity of the building’s exterior conceals an orthogonal interior plan which is the perfect extension of the *Université*’s plan, as can be seen this time from the outside.

Maquette

Carton plume, plastique, encre

17 x 47 x 47

2001

004 10 01

Maquette

Carton plume, plastique, encre

17 x 47 x 47

2001

004 10 01

Dessin

Crayon graphite sur papier

24 x 16

2001

004 10 02

Dessin

Crayon graphite sur papier

24 x 29

2001

004 10 03