In 2023, this 1970s building in Paris’ Marais district was transformed into a stylish multipurpose building by renowned architect Jacques Moussafir. One of the main eye-catchers is the absolutely unique printed fabric facade system, for which Moussafir Architects collaborated with Dutch company Inside Outside.
The textile facade cladding was designed as an exterior curtain and works as such. A specially developed system was installed over four floors that allows the curtains to open and close individually, folding as curtains would indoors.
Both this custom-made system and the curtains themselves had to withstand the elements. For material selection and the provision of the longlife print, Inside Outside engaged the help of Printable Technical Textiles.
Together, we selected a PVC-coated technical textile from Mehler Texnologies that perfectly matched the requirements in terms of both characteristics for the application and printability.
Architects’ choice. Printed with SolidskinTec
The print blends nicely into the environment; it concerns a 4-story high tree, the Prunus lusitanica, which also grows in the street.
Using our SolidskinTec printing process, we provided the material with this elegant motif and our unlimited 10-year warranty on color retention and dirt-repellent properties, among others … an obvious desire for such prestigious and permanent applications.
Project Moussafir Architects – Outdoor Curtain Facade
Location FR-75003 Paris
Substrate Mehler Valmex 7521
Contractor Inside Outside