‘Walk underneath the magic carpet to discover the Louvre’s newest gallery’

It may appear to be a giant sheet floating in the breeze, but the latest addition to the Louvre’s Cour Visconti in Paris, designed by Italian architect Mario Bellini and Frenchman Rudy Ricciotti, is grounded by some pretty formidable engineering. Reopened last September after four years in construction, the new Department of Islamic Art is supported by a network of steel tubes, on which sits a glass and aluminium mesh-clad canopy. The article was published in the January 2013 issue of Wired Magazine.

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