A sense of movement and vibration

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The PAD, a French atelier architects created a new facade to the headquarters of Beneteau, international builder of yachts. Located in Givrand, France, the building is wrapped in a perforated protective white facade, which prevents the inner energy losses.

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The facade was made of a heat-resistant material called HI-MACS. The architects chose this material for its versatile properties that have created a wave pattern in the structure, which is the company logo.

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The protective structure is coupled to metal posts involving the building and supporting the facade. By choosing a flexible material for the project, the architects were able to meet the company’s needs.

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Thus, the facade serves three purposes: it keeps the interior building isolated from the higher temperatures in the warmer months, reduces the energy loss due to radiation and allows greater penetration of natural light in the space.

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The wavy shape, created through the relief openings, still gives the project a sense of movement and vibration.

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