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Le Galilée Green Office is a Sweeping Wood-Clad Wonder

Posted By Mike Chino On August 2, 2010 @ 7:19 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building | 2 Comments

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Le Gallilée consists of two offices measuring 5,000 square meters and 5,500 square meters, for a combined total space of 10,500 square meters. A sinuous strip of concrete links the two streamlined structures together, forming a cohesive whole with a sweeping, modern aesthetic — fitting, granted the region is known for producing Airbus planes.

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Through a set of smart green building strategies the “bioclimatic” buildings are able to significantly reduce their environmental footprint. Their sun-screening facades feature high-performance glazed windows shielded by a series of wooden ridges that provide ample daylighting [9] while minimizing solar gain on hot days. Water-efficient fixtures and smart building systems round out the project’s eco credentials, and its location next to a wide variety of public transportation helps cut cut down on carbon-heavy commutes.

+ Studio Bellecour [3]

Via Yatzer [5]

Photos by Nicolas Borel and Quentin Jeandel


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/le-galilee-green-office-is-a-sweeping-wood-clad-wonder/galilee-ed03/?extend=1

[3] Studio Bellecour: http://www.studiobellecour.com/

[4] wooden solar shade: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/30/e-d-g-e-home-beautifully-balances-form-with-function/

[5] Yatzer: http://www.yatzer.com/feed_2261_le_galil%C3%A9e,_paris_by_studio_bellecour

[6] brise soleil: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/13/porcupine-building-cleared-for-construction-in-the-uk/

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/08/galilee-ed03.jpg

[8] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/08/galilee-ed02.jpg

[9] daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting/

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