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Garden-Topped Drulingen Daycare in France is Wrapped in a Dainty Wooden Lattice

Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 18, 2012 @ 9:42 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery,Green Roof | No Comments

Fluor architects, Drulingen creche, France, Alsace, green design, sustainable design, eco=design, green roof, daylighting, insulation, underfloor heating, energy efficiency

The Drulingen Creche in Alsace has a concrete shell that is wrapped in a wooden envelope with dual functions. On one hand the Siberian larch lattice provides a cocoon effect that shelters the inhabitants from the outside world, but it also acts as a sunscreen. All but one of the flat roofs is planted with low-maintenance floral species, providing insulation [1], water runoff control, and color!

Heating is provided by an underfloor system [2] and daylight pours through colorful wells [3] interspersed throughout the facility. The timber louvers are attached to the frame with galvanized wire and the window frames were made by a local architect out of sustainably sourced larch and pine timber. It really is a lovely project that makes learning bright and lively.

+ Fluor Architecture [4]

Via Arch Daily [5]

images via Fluor Architecture

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[1] insulation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulation

[2] an underfloor system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underfloor_heating

[3] colorful wells: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightwell

[4] + Fluor Architecture: http://fluor.fr/

[5] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/226329/family-creche-in-drulingen-fluor-architecture/

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