Two interventions with reflective curtains in St Nazaire [546]

The large glazing of these houses, with their public and private intermediate spaces, would be impossible without an effective solar protection. Lacaton & Vassal avoided the cost of external protections, always heavier and more difficult to handle, relying on a very useful historical solution: reflective curtains located behind the glass. The huge reflective capacity of these curtains ensures the expulsion of most of the received radiation converting it in reflected radiation.

<p>The inner blue liner improves the thermal insulation of the assembly and reduces the intensity of illumination.</p>
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General view of the building: 
Place: 
Saint-Nazaire
France
Period: 
Intermediate Spaces: 
More information: 

Photographer: 

Philippe Ruault

Authorship of the graphical documentation: 

Lacaton & Vassal

BY: 
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