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Arc En Ciel / Agence Bernard Bühler

  • 01:00 - 12 June, 2013
Arc En Ciel / Agence Bernard Bühler
Arc En Ciel / Agence Bernard Bühler, © Vincent Monthiers
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© Vincent Monthiers
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From the architect. Positioned at an intersection and near a shopping center, it must manage its urban context, the flow of cars, tramway flows and thus pedestrians flows. This concentration has led to the creation of a square mineral easing movement and allowing the building to sit in the continuity of the public domain.

- The ground floor: A grid of expanded metal wraps and mask a parking on half level of around thirty parking spaces. The grid that protects the ground floor of shots and theft will be a support for climbing plants.

© Vincent Monthiers
© Vincent Monthiers

- The R+1: This level is fully glazed office space. He comes to transition between the ground (traffic, pedestrian) and dwellings.

© Vincent Monthiers
© Vincent Monthiers

- R+2 and R+6: 5 levels of bands of colored glass STADIP, divided by the floor, wrap the housing part of the collective. Colored boxes out of the front and just break the rhythm of stained slides. We will see later that these advances are extensions of terraces or appartments.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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BG · July 15, 2016

cool project. The only one where it doesn't seem like he added arbitrary exterior wall panels that drag down the project kicking & screaming. Many of the other projects by Buhler seem to have this tragic problem

Cristina Alonso · June 17, 2013

interesting project. I also like those boxes

1week1project · June 13, 2013

the agence Bernard Bülher is great office. Hope to see other projects here on archdaily

Christopher R · June 13, 2013

Interesting, indeed, but it really could have done without those protruding boxes. It feels like the designers didn't feel confident enough in their design and decided to jazz it up. Pity; it would have actually made a much stronger statement otherwise.

Croco Dile · June 13, 2013 11:22 AM

Actually I like those boxes.

Croco Dile · June 13, 2013



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