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Le Coruscant / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés

  • 02:00 - 1 October, 2015
Le Coruscant / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
Le Coruscant / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia + 38

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

Text description provided by the architects. The origami-like folded metallic envelope makes it possible to unify office, studio and activity specifications and creates a singular esthetic that relies mainly on environmental ambitions.

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

The project is across from the Landy Studios, already built on the other side of a mall with greenery. The interior throughway is extended by the rue des Lumières that creates an initial hyphen of the volume via a passageway under a porch and connected to the rue Rameau.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The scheme is comprised of activity space requiring large volumes and offices. In such a configuration choosing vertical windows provides thermal efficiency, a good daylight-factor coefficient and specific esthetics highlighted by the presence of a pleated metal cape. This envelope unifies the specifications and meets the project’s environmental ambitions.

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

The façade is composed of two ensembles:

- An insulated façade encased in natural anodized aluminum, opened by a succession of varnished natural-wood window frames that open in the French manner. This arrangement enables cleaning from the inside and improves ventilation and natural smoke extraction.

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

- An expanded champagne-colored anodized aluminum cape that enables the whole building to be covered by a unitary and changing skin that also serves as a guardrail and a shade screen.

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
Modules Detail
Modules Detail
© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

This overlapping creates a woven effect on the outer surface and creates genuine unity to the entire project. The building enjoys a very high level of energy efficiency. To achieve this, the façade’s window space was limited to 50% to reduce a maximum of thermal loss.

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

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Cite: "Le Coruscant / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés" 01 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/774273/le-coruscant-atelier-darchitecture-brenac-gonzalez/> ISSN 0719-8884
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