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Les Ti'Canailloux / Topos Architecture

  • 01:00 - 11 March, 2010
Les Ti'Canailloux / Topos Architecture
Les Ti'Canailloux / Topos Architecture, © Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara

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From the architect. The nursery is located in Nantes, on a woody parcel of 700 sqm, at the corner of two streets, in a residential area. The Architects opted for an original urban building, in harmony with the district. In this way, the nursery is based on a jewellery box: the high volumes seem to come unfolded from an initial central volume. It looks like a big house.

© Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara

The nursery was designed in order to give, at the building’s back, a protected and quiet children’s garden with trees.

© Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara

The main building material is the wood (European Larch). It is used for the frame, the vertical cladding and the roof. It entirely covers the building. The Larch was processed without chemicals, but with an innovative technology based on old times techniques: “Oléothermie”. The wood is impregnated with vegetables oils that have proprieties against fungus.

© Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara

The two gables are covered by chiselled and colored Polycarbonate, according to a new process. With this technique, the “Polycarbonate” soaks up the light. It accentuates the modern looking of the building.

© Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara
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15 Comments

enrico · December 26, 2010

A very good building, warm,with a friendly atmosphere. Nice use of a wooden facade, but it looks like they used timber just to wrap-up a traditional wall, am I wrong? I would have preferred a more architectural use f the wood, like making shades for the glazings, or canopies were kids could protect from the sun... not just a wrapping. All in all a very good project anyway, well done!

wahyu · March 15, 2010

smart thing brought....
nice material and coloring....'
well done!

christopher · March 13, 2010

would be a good project for an issue of Detail...

cortebrezo · March 13, 2010

Les Ti’Canailloux / Topos Architecture http://j.mp/c2iLaZ

Salvador Alejandro · March 12, 2010

How public architecture should be done. Ce que l´arquitecture public dois etre. Lo que la Arquitectura publica debe ser.

polarunion · March 12, 2010

I'd also like to see a detail of the roof assembly. I have a hard time seeing all wood on the roof standing up over 10+years. It's definitely cool but is there any information on the workarounds they came up with to address the durability and waterproofing issues of the roof?

manigment · March 11, 2010

Les Ti’Canailloux / Topos Architecture http://bit.ly/bTt4YR

tDA · March 11, 2010

i'd be interested in seeing a sectional drawing showing the roof/wall assembly and how storm water run-off is addressed.

rarchi · March 11, 2010

great, love the cubature and the wooden facade.

pi · March 11, 2010

c'est tres, tres joli...je l'adore! veery warm and well done! even kids must like it :)

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