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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,Green 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 [3] 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 [4]

Via Yatzer [5]

Photos by Nicolas Borel and Quentin Jeandel


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

[4] + Studio Bellecour: http://www.studiobellecour.com/

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

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