Right in the heart of Paris, near the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, stands the Origami Building.
Situated at Avenue de Friedland in Paris, the building was built by famed architect Manuelle Gautrand for Barclays headquarters.
At first glance, the interesting feature about this building would be the eye-catching marble-skeleton, which resembles folds created in origami.
There is a strict building code to follow to maintain Paris's Hausmannian style of architecture. Gautrand's choice of the marble-fold façade ingenuously blends the building with its surrounding structures and, at the same time, brings a contemporary feel that seems to "freshen" up the district.
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