Galilée, an Amazing Office Building in France
Wed, 08/11/2010 - 15:15
The office building located near Toulouse in France, is a project by Studio Bellencour Architects. A work with an amazing composition, use of shapes and materials!
Bellencour Architects managed to join the straight and hard lines of two office buildings with a layer of concrete so light that looks more like paper. This twisted form, which unites the building marks the entrance of the complex, controls entry of light in offices and even prevents overheating in summer. The proximity of the airport and the urban context without many building are referenced in the horizontal lines, made with aluminum. Incredible and modern, these are my conclusions on this building!
The difference of shape and the resemblance of materials make fraternal twins out of these two buildings, which works to maintain options for future users of the space. - Studio Bellecour
The aesthetic of Galilée results from a combination of an interpretation of these urban rules, the immediate aeronautical context, and from the environmental requirements given in the specifications of the UDZ. - Studio Bellecour
Thanks Archdaily for the tip!