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The XTEN 'Sapphire Gallery' Accommodates Fairy Tale Art

By: Alexandra Choli - Published: Feb 23, 2009 • References: xtenarchitecture and cubeme
White, semi-transparent lace walls would definitely be my guess for a quiet habitat in heaven, although the roof and floors would be made out of clouds. XTEN Architecture went as far as humanly possible with the Sapphire Gallery, which stuns with its fine art facades and airy atmosphere.

The gracefully woven concept is an addition to an existing modern house and aims to embrace the growing art collection of the residents with comparable creativity. Its magnificent structure offers the necessary solar protection to the enclosed art pieces via the lightweight photovoltaic fabric of the façade, while still allowing bright interiors and ample views. Displaying its green qualities, the feathery concept employs noncrystalline solar cells on the inclined roof to harness clean energy while sheltering its valuable contents.

Dazzling yet delicate-looking, this design gem forms an invaluable art piece on its own, evoking images of magical abodes. I guess this is the beginning of fairies.