Headquarters ‘Le Duff Group’ / Ateliers 2/3/4/

Headquarters ‘Le Duff Group’ / Ateliers 2/3/4/

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  • Decoration : Artdesk Group
  • Architect In Charge : Olivier Arene
  • Design Team : Jean-Baptiste Fauvel, Cristina Sanchez, Ana-Monica Stoinea, Edouard Marpillat, Olivia Medot, Valentin Bulté.
  • City : Rennes
  • Country : France
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 Headquarters ‘Le Duff Group’ / Ateliers 2/3/4/ - Windows, Facade
© Juan Sepulveda

Text description provided by the architects. The duplication and combination of a right-angle form defines the design intent of this company headquarters in proximity to the south entry to the City of Rennes where the environment is full of contradictions inspite of its strong landscape attributes.

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© Juan Sepulveda
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© Juan Sepulveda

The lower right-angle sits as a socle; invites, welcomes and contains the visitor; and gives protection from the traffic noise of the bypass. In contact with the ground, its openings of simple proportions give the building its scale. Its sturdiness, its attachment are affirmed by bush hammered black concrete.

 Headquarters ‘Le Duff Group’ / Ateliers 2/3/4/ - Facade, Windows
© Patrick Miara
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 Headquarters ‘Le Duff Group’ / Ateliers 2/3/4/ - Windows, Facade
© Juan Sepulveda

The upper right-angle gives glimpses of the entry and the interior patio. It opens onto the general landscape. To affirm its lightness and deal with its hostile environment (noise, wind, sun), a screen-printed glazed skin filters the sun rays and accentuates the transientness sought in the upper volume.

 Headquarters ‘Le Duff Group’ / Ateliers 2/3/4/ - Shelving
© Juan Sepulveda

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Address:Rennes, France

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Cite: " Headquarters ‘Le Duff Group’ / Ateliers 2/3/4/" 24 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/805740/headquarters-le-duff-group-ateliers-2-3-4> ISSN 0719-8884

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