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.

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