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Harsh Sunlight is Filtered in Le Clos des Sablieres in the South of France

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Le Clos des Sablieres apartment complex in Bordeaux, France has an exterior skin almost like a wall of louvered wooden shutters set a good distance in front of the passageway entrances to each apartment.

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At the top floor, glass panels replace the exterior skin of wooden louvres, and are set a distance away, allowing fresh air into the access way for the apartment complex.

The gaudy coloration is a bright spot in a depressing landscape of urban architecture.

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The apartments open to both sides allowing light on both sides.

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The louvered passageway allows fresh air to circulate, but filters the hot sunlight of the South of France.

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Although painted a bright and cheery red, the interior passage is a little reminiscent of the efficient industrial style of a prison complex.

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Architects Agence Bernard Bühler have designed a complex that is both industrial yet bright and cheerful to welcome immigrants from the North African regions, with colors to echo the architecture of the region.

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Each apartment gets a balcony on the far side, with colorful blinds that echo the sultry coloration of the passageways, while being set back from the region’s harsh sunlight, to physically cool the interiors.

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