|Orange Cube in Lyon, France, © Jakob and MacFarlane, photography © Nicolas Borel|
Acting as a shading screen, the perforation of this light external skin allows diffusion of natural light, air and sightlines. The skin pattern is made out of circle with various size randomly arranged on the surface and rectangular windows.
|Model © Jakob and MacFarlane|
The structural regularity of the cube is pierced creating a conic hole on the North-West corner facing the river. This hole generates a void which can be used as an atrium being circumscribed by outdoor corridors which function is to link the office platforms together. This perforation helps to make up for the 29x33 m site.
|© Jakob and MaxFarlane, photography © Nicolas Borel|
The interior can be seen from outside throughout this large void.
|© Jakob and MacFarlane, photography Nicolas Borel|
Another part of this cube is pierced to create the entry and roof level creating depth of the volume.
Limitation of energetic consumption is linked to heating and cooling systems and ventilation. Thermal insulation is less than 0.7 W/m^2 °K which is less than 35% comparing to thermal insulation needs. Photovoltaic systems cover 10% of electric energy needs in accordance of the environmental quality.
The interior spaces host a design showroom at the ground floor. The interior has also been created by the architects Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane as a continuity of the external walls.
|© Jakob and MacFarlane, photography © Roland Halbe|
|© Jakob and MacFarlane, photography © Nicolas Borel|
Project: Cube Orange, Siege Societe Cardinal
Architects: Jakob and MacFarlane
Client: Rhône Saône Development/Cardinal
Location: Quai Rambaud, Lyon
Surface area: 6,300 sqm
Completion year: 2010
Construction © Jakob and MacFarlane
Photographs © Nicolas Borel, © Roland Halbe