Residential greenhouses by Lacaton&Vassal [545]

This is a house whose roof is resolved with polycarbonate domes. The air space under the dome is renovated with a roof ventilator. 

<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB">The dome extends beyond the nuclear housing to cover an intermediate space, working as a greenhouse. The climate of Mulhouse fully justifies this choice. This is a space that can be almost exterior by opening the sliding outer perimeter but ensures a proper temperature on a sunny winter day. The furnishing of this space explains its use in family life.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB">To control the excess of radiation in the space, L&amp;V architects arranged horizontal awnings and vertical curtains all around the perimeter. Their interest of these elements lies in its thermal insulating and radiation reflective character. They are made with polyester.</span></p>
General view of the building: 
Cité Manifeste Mulhouse
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Lacaton & VassalPhilippe Ruault 

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