Roland Halbe and Nicolas Borel|Roland Halbe and Nicolas Borel|Roland Halbe and Nicolas Borel|Roland Halbe and Nicolas Borel|Roland Halbe and Nicolas Borel|Roland Halbe and Nicolas Borel|Roland Halbe and Nicolas Borel|Roland Halbe and Nicolas Borel|Roland|Aimez-vous Le Cube? Jakob+Macfarlane’s mixed-use building makes no attempt to blend in|The building’s developer, Cardinal, occupies the two top floors of the cube, including its 360° balcony|Make mine an orangeade: the perforated facade blocks solar rays|The ‘meteor crater’ turns skywards to create a constant flow of air|Le Cube Orange ignores context in favour of something more thrilling|Manually operated blinds provide extra shade, and windows open to cross-ventilate the space|Clean lines and white walls to counteract all that ‘orangeness’|View from the void: office balconies overlook the Rhone|The south-east side of the building, its bubbling facade inspired by the river’s movement||
11 Apr 2011

Le Cube Orange: perforated box lands in Lyon

Words by James McLachlan

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