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Tiered Green Roofs Crown the Landmark Bobigny School in France

Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 19, 2012 @ 5:48 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Green Roof | No Comments



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Located on a tight urban block, the school is one part of a larger complex, but it was primarily important to ensure that the children should feel protected. This sensibility is achieved with the elliptical form [4] organized around a series of inner courtyards. Careful orientation ensures that each level is exposed to an optimum level of daylighting. Every terrace boasts green roofs [5] and planted screens.

The side of the building that is visible from the street is clad in an alternating mosaic [6] of solid timber panels of varying hues. Creating a striking pixelated effect, this facade helps to establish the new school as a landmark destination. Glazed openings combined with massive light wells [7] inside ensure that natural light pours into the interior. Overall, this is a remarkable project that fosters a happy green aesthetic.

+ Mikou Design Studio [1]

Via Arch Daily [8]

Photos © Florian Kleinfenn


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[1] Mikou Design Studio: http://www.mikoustudio.com

[2] maximize daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting/

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/tiered-green-roofs-crown-the-landmark-bobigny-school-in-france/complex-school-in-bobigny-by-mikou-design-studio-1/?extend=1

[4] elliptical form: http://inhabitat.com/tag/elliptical-house/

[5] green roofs: http://inhabitat.com/norway-green-roof-homes/

[6] alternating mosaic: http://inhabitat.com/mosaic-of-colorful-birds-nests-entices-local-sparrows-back-to-barcelona/

[7] massive light wells: http://inhabitat.com/tag/light-wells/

[8] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/307384/complex-school-in-bobigny-mikou-design-studio/

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