- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
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,gallery,green roof | No Comments
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 , water runoff control, and color!
Heating is provided by an underfloor system  and daylight pours through colorful wells  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.
Via Arch Daily 
images via Fluor Architecture
Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/garden-topped-drulingen-daycare-in-france-is-wrapped-in-a-dainty-wooden-lattice/
URLs in this post:
 Fluor Architecture's: http://fluor.fr/
 significant energy savings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efficient_energy_use
 insulation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulation
 an underfloor system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underfloor_heating
 colorful wells: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightwell
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/226329/family-creche-in-drulingen-fluor-architecture/
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.