By Pascale Blin
Based in 1981 in Paris, Brunet Saunier structure is a French chief within the layout of hospitals and large-scale public constructions. This e-book is way greater than a monograph. it's also a qualified reference paintings, as medical institution constructions make up a wide element of the showcased tasks. during the last ten years the architectural workplace has been constructing a winning suggestion referred to as “Monospace”. The ebook discusses and analyzes this idea intimately, featuring trueto- scale ground plans, cross-sections, architectural perspectives, and different details. The Monospace proposal – that's in keeping with a technique of inventive aid all the way down to necessities, i.e. “simplexity” – is adaptive instead of normative or prescriptive, and in keeping with chances instead of determinism. It respects strength, even if it occasionally makes use of it. It takes the individual’s adventure under consideration, and starts off from the location of the topic. It additionally allows altering views. This layout suggestion should still allure realization a ways past the borders of France.
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In counterpoint to the east facade, that's a concave curve perpendicular to the inflection generated through the plot and the assembly of 2 city routes, the west facade that faces the railroad tracks offers a wonderfully rectilinear layout, thereby supplying rail passengers a kinetic view of its structure. The south facade types an easy correct attitude to the west entrance, and acts because the ultimate punctuation to a string of place of work blocks and a chain of operations scrupulously aligned alongside town side road. As for the north facade… there's none. due to the form of the terrain, the east and west facades meet right here to shape a pointy aspect. 1. P lan du rez-de-chaussée Plan of the floor ground 2. Études morphologiques Morphological reviews 1. 10 m 2. 184-185 Brunet Saunier structure / Monospace & Simplexity LYON / LYON Pointe assumée A leading edge los angeles pointe du web site devient l’icône du programme. sign urbain ou beffroi d’un quartier d’affaires qui ne cesse de croître pour porter les objectives du Grand Lyon. Une icône kaléidoscopique, différente selon l’angle d’approche mais dont on garde avant tout en mémoire le caractère incisif et aiguisé. Conquérant et racé. Un atout pour sa commercialisation, legitimateé par l’occupation immédiate des lieux par une seule entreprise : le groupe Egis. the purpose of the positioning has been become the icon of the venture: an city signpost or the ‘belfry’ of a enterprise district that's being continually consolidated as an expression of the pursuits of larger Lyon. A kaleidoscopic icon that shape-shifts reckoning on the attitude of technique, but imprints within the brain the essence of its incisive, sharp personality, triumphal and classically based. This was once visible as an asset for attracting tenants, and used to be demonstrated by means of the rapid profession of the total premises by way of a unmarried taker – the Egis staff. Reflets argentiques Silvery Reflections Les façades sont « techniques ». Respirantes, elles intègrent entre les verres de chacun des châssis des shops à lames orientables, évitant échauffement et éblouissement et, en face extérieure, des bandes horizontales d’argenture sans tain. Ces dernières augmentent en nombre et en largeur avec l. a. hauteur, de façon à optimiser l. a. safeguard solaire. Elles sont aussi l’expression plastique d’une volonté : celle de ne lire ni les plateaux ni l. a. trame des bureaux. Elles renforcent l. a. belief plurielle – dynamique et changeante – de l’équipement. The facades are ‘technical’. Sandwiched among the breathable glass panels in every one body are colors with movable slats that provide defense from warmth and glare, and at the external part are horizontal traces of one-way silvered replicate. those raise in quantity and thickness with the peak of the construction, optimising security from the solar in keeping with desire. The silvery traces also are a actual expression of the need to maintain the flooring and grid of places of work hidden from sight and to augment the a number of perceptions – dynamic and changing – of the development.