Gallery: New French Embassy in China Has a Golden Silk-Screened Facade

© Adagp photographe Noelle Hoeppe
An outdoor granite forecourt cuts a striking contrast alongside grassed pathways and a shallow moat. The garden's greenhouses, meanwhile, include a Trombe wall of black shale which captures the warmth of the sunlight during the day, and releases it during the colder hours of the night. Tall trees planted nearby provide further shade to cool the building and allow for peaceful enjoyment of the space.

Read the rest of this entry »


or your inhabitat account below

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home