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Les Domaines Ott Château de Selle / Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect | CFSA

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Taradeau, France
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4370
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Technal, Birch, Carl Fredrik Svenstedt, Pierre du Gard

10 Types of Roofs and the Possibilities of Slate Tiles

Every child has drawn a house. Perhaps a sunny day with some clouds, a leafy tree, a family with a dog, low wooden fences, or even a car. But in these drawings, they will almost certainly draw a simple rectangle with a gable or hip roof. This archetype of the house appears in virtually all cultures, and even today many architects use it for contemporary projects.

In addition to the primary function of draining rainwater and snow, and thus protecting the building from the weather, roofs can be an important aesthetic device for composing a project. In modern architecture, waterproof roof slabs emerged as a popular alternative, but sloping roofs have continued to captivate both clients and architects. In this article, we will cover the various types of roofs and, more specifically, the manufacturing process and characteristics of natural slate tiles.

Media Library in Bourg-la-Reine / Pascale Guédot Architecte

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Bourg-la-Reine, France

Stone Facades: 7 Slate Covered Homes

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Slate is a mineral product, completely inert and ecological, with a simple and efficient production process. It is one of the most versatile natural products, adapting to any project as a coating material, from roof to floor and façade.

It is resistant to extreme temperatures, with a lifespan of 100 years and a high impermeability, slate guarantees a reliable performance in any climatic condition. Its diversity in shapes, sizes, and textures allow for a multiplicity of combinations inviting architects to awaken their creative side.

We've compiled a list of 7 exemplary homes that have used slate as a wrapping material.

Residence Stephane Hessel / PLURIEL[LES] ARCHITECTES + Michaël PLACIDI ARCHITECTE

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Villerupt, France

Max Weber Building / Atelier Pascal Gontier

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Nanterre, France
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4904
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Bieber, KLH

TOTORO / KOZ Architectes

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Paris-13E-Arrondissement, France
  • Architects: KOZ Architectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4954
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Alupic, PROCLAME

Versailles Saint Quentin University Students Headquarters / Fabienne Bulle architecte & associés

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Guyancourt, France
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2680
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: TEXAA, ALTER/ETAP, KLH

Verdun Memorial Museum / Brochet-Lajus-Pueyo + Le-Conte Noirot

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The Cubist House / Moussafir Architectes

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Paris, France
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  250
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Admonter, Bette, Bisazza, Boffi, Ceramica Globo, +10

Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square / Linéaire A

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  • Architects: Linéaire A
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6850 Area:  6850
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015 Year:  2015

Three Hundred Years Later, Enter Paris' Newly Restored Musée Rodin

After a meticulous multi-year restoration the Musée Rodin in Paris has reopened to the public. Dedicated exclusively to the work of Auguste Rodin, the state-owned museum has undergone a ground-up facelift designed to breathe new life into the ageing home of the artist's diverse body of work. Housed in an estate originally built in 1732 and open to the public since 1919, the comprehensive renovation has left no stone unturned, including a full structural and cosmetic overhaul. Project architect Richard Duplat was challenged to "recreate the atmosphere it must have had in Rodin’s day" while implementing current accessibility and safety standards, all with the goal to better represent Rodin's influential work.

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Art School – Carcassonne / Jacques Ripault Architecture

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Carcassonne, France

Zoetrope Cinema / ADH

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Blaye, France
  • Architects: ADH
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1100 Area:  1100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 Year:  2013

Circus Arts Conservatory / ADH Architects

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  • Architects: ADH
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4100 Area:  4100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Year:  2012

Françoise Dorleac School / DE-SO

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Paris, France
  • Architects: DE-SO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4680 Area:  4680
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 Year:  2014

Entre Deux Rives / PHILIPPON - KALT Architects

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L'Île-Saint-Denis, France

Music Conservatory in Melun / DE-SO

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  • Architects: DE-SO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3170
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Cupa Pizarras

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