Breath Box is a waterfront pavilion that was designed to activate your senses as you interact with it. The seaside structure in La Grande Motte, France was designed by NAS architecture for the Festival of Lively Architecture (FAV), an annual architecture festival. The main wall facing the sea is reflective and while it recreates images of the water, it also creates a visual experience as the wind causes the modules to ripple.

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Inside, under the burnt wood slats, your senses are once again brought to life with graphic light patterns that change throughout the day and as the mirrors move.

Breath Box: A Structure to Activate Your Senses in main architecture  Category

The structure lets you actually see the wind’s movement as the modules dance when the wind hits them, interacting with the coastal elements.

Breath Box: A Structure to Activate Your Senses in main architecture  Category

As visitors walk around and experience the box, it’s impossible not to take note of the visuals, the sounds, and the feelings that come when the natural elements, wind and light, hit the ever-changing facets of the structure.

Breath Box: A Structure to Activate Your Senses in main architecture  Category

Breath Box: A Structure to Activate Your Senses in main architecture  Category

Breath Box: A Structure to Activate Your Senses in main architecture  Category

Breath Box: A Structure to Activate Your Senses in main architecture  Category

Breath Box: A Structure to Activate Your Senses in main architecture  Category

Breath Box: A Structure to Activate Your Senses in main architecture  Category

Breath Box: A Structure to Activate Your Senses in main architecture  Category

Breath Box: A Structure to Activate Your Senses in main architecture  Category

Breath Box: A Structure to Activate Your Senses in main architecture  Category

Breath Box: A Structure to Activate Your Senses in main architecture  Category

Photos by Paul Kozlowski.