LCR architectes sculpts thales office complex in toulouse
LCR architectes sculpts thales office complex in toulouse LCR architectes sculpts thales office complex in toulouse
dec 25, 2016
LCR architectes sculpts thales office complex in toulouse


 

french studio LCR  architectes have recently completed the design of a complex for the aeronautical industry group thales, in the south of france. one major component of the site is the lake which is accompanied by thick and large vegetation — offering a green lung to the whole neighborhood. 

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business restaurant and office building of the thales complex

 

 

this tertiary building by LCR architectes, limited to nine levels, is composed of two distinct volumes developed around a central core. it is characterized by a level of transparency over its entire height and has a uniformly tinted glass skin that smooths out the surface and ensures solar control.

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sun blocker blades on the front facades create dynamic effects of transparency, depth and visual blurs

 

 

one characteristic aspect of the complex is the unique layout of sun blocker blades that make up the front skin, creating the desired graphic effect to blur the stratification of different office levels. half of these elements are lacquered in white, and the other half in anthracite grey. this alternation is highlighted by the effects of light and shadow cast unto the blades. as a result, a dynamic depth can be perceived. 

LCR architectes sculpts thales office complex toulouse designboom
the lake makes up a major component of the site, bringing in green lungs to the neighborhood

LCR architectes sculpts thales office complex toulouse designboom

LCR architectes sculpts thales office complex toulouse designboom
main entrance view

LCR architectes sculpts thales office complex toulouse designboom
the surrounding greenery offers an ideal dwelling for this complex

LCR architectes sculpts thales office complex toulouse designboom
close up view on the sun blocker blades, lacquered in white

LCR architectes sculpts thales office complex toulouse designboom
anthracite grey exterior skin

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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