Nicole Jewell

PAD Architects Wraps French Office with a Wavy Perforated Facade

by , 05/15/14

PAD Architects, Beneteau Headquarters, Givrand, France, architecture, HI-MACS, energy efficient design, french architecture, mesh screen, passive design, energy efficiency, solar gain, commercial design, commercial architecture

The main building is completely wrapped with the white mesh-like facade, which is separated from the interior by a patio and glass gallery. The large facade panels are attached to metal posts surrounding the structure, and the resulting screen provides a beautiful custom envelope for the office space while filtering daylight and creating a pleasant workspace.

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By choosing such a flexible material for the project, the architects were able to tailor the design to the yacht company’s needs. The facade serves three functions: it keeps the interior of the building shaded from high temps, it reduces energy loss due to radiation, and it lets as much natural light into the building as possible. The irregular perforated openings in the wave-like design also give the project a unique sense of movement and vibrancy.

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Photography by Mathieu Ducros

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