This building is more them simply cool, it's really well done and have some very useful functions: housing, public facilities and school. It's called Bottière Chenaie and is located in Nantes, France. The project was done by Block Architects, a local office in Nantes, which seems to know a lot about architecture!

The particular point of this building is the vertical color stripes, bringing a special movement to this concrete block and like they said "redrawing the landscape". And what I really love in this project is how the mix of uses bring value to the urban neighborhood.

The color stripes on Bottière Chenaie

This formal intention, in addition to its impact, symbolically shows the quality program of urban neighbourhoods.

The color stripes on Bottière Chenaie

The color stripes on Bottière Chenaie

The color stripes on Bottière Chenaie

The color stripes on Bottière Chenaie

More about Bottière Chenaie at: dezeen.com

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I'm an architect and designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil. I've been working with design since he got my degree in architecture, a bit odd isnt it? I'm a fan of Fireworks, CSS among other skills. Besides that I'm co-founder of ZEE.