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La Maison Vague: Lovely on the Outside, But Inside… Meh

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La Maison-vague is a green-roofed design from French designer Patrick Nadeau, currently being built in Reims for Effort Remois. Like a similar design in the UK, it is a design for an affordable housing project. This green roof mound shape is becoming a familiar one. An entire Swiss eco hotel is comprised of the same mounds.

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Inside, a somewhat nondescript and utilitarian space in an uninspired open plan is theoretically adjustable to individual need.

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In practice, it would be a challenge.
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It is a useful shape. Carbon emissions and energy costs are reduced, because the design is energy-efficient, resulting from the insulating properties of the earth layer covering that supports the green roof. Building costs are low.

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Both earth and plants insulate against both heat and cold, helping maintain year-round comfortable temperature ranges. An automatic misting system that senses dryness keeps them refreshed in the event that the weather fails to supply them.
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It is not too steep for ground cover to grow. The ground cover plants are selected for their ease of growing at various degrees of steep inclines and constitute a mix of grasses, leafy succulents, thymes, lavenders and other small aromatic and perennial plants.

Images: Archicorpus
Source: Dezeen

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One comment so far to “La Maison Vague: Lovely on the Outside, But Inside… Meh”
  1. Christa Pirl Says:

    I love the shape…I agree the inside is somewhat uninspired but I do enjoy the simplicity of it. Thanks for sharing!

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