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.

Main picture: 
General view of the building
Place: 
Saint-Nazaire
France
Format: 
Case
Period: 
Intermediate Spaces: 
More information: 
Photographer: 

Philippe Ruault

Authorship of the graphical documentation: 

Lacaton & Vassal