Tripode Office Building / Barré Lambot Architectes

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Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: Nantes,
Landscape Architect: Florence MARTY
Structural Engineering: AREST
Area: 8,310 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault

This office building represents 75% of the block, shared with a housing program. It is characterized by three main buildings on a whole ground floor, arranged in a homogeneous “comb” oriented North / South. This device offers a compact size to the entire project while generating breaths between structures : water garden at the North and hanging gardens at South .

© Philippe Ruault

It also helps to ensure good readability and legibility, and a strong identity to this office complex that opens on the South ground floor through a long glass opening containing all three halls and access two meeting rooms enjoying double height.

© Philippe Ruault

North and South facades in stamped concrete insist on the frame and the openings, while the East and West facades are made of clear glass curtain wall applied on the supporting structure. Upstairs, a large ambulatory offers unobstructed views to the halls , double-height meeting rooms and the gardens which one have access to. The green roofs offers a real fifth façade to the building.

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Cite: "Tripode Office Building / Barré Lambot Architectes" 10 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 18 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=314578>

3 comments

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    Very nice project. Good game of forms and volumes, specially the combination between the solid facades with domestic windows and the transparent fonts. Really attractive housing design.

    VERY GOOD JOB. Congratulations from Barcelona

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    Wonderful architecture! Great job! I’ve like the hard work you have put into the post.

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    Fantastic project, especially the light, transparent facade. Would love to see the facade detail where it joins with a typical floor build-up.

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