At the intersection of the Lakanal, Mademoiselle and Croix Nivert streets in Paris in the 15th arrondissement, an area of architectural variety, stands a new building designed by Nakache Orihuela Architectes as an immaculate white iceberg, in the Glacier White color of Corian® Exteriors, an innovative, versatile solution based on Corian® Solid Surface.
One of the challenges of the project was the insertion of a new work of architecture in a heterogeneous context, for the construction of low-cost housing and two shops. For the contractor Elogie-Siemp, the main requirements were architectural refinement, usage quality and energy savings.
The volume of the five-story building, a tapered structure with rounded edges, seems to be shaped by the flow of urban traffic. The facade made with Corian® Exteriors wraps and protects the construction, whose openings have different widths depending on orientation, to capture views and sunlight.
Besides the iceberg effect, Corian® Exteriors offers freedom in the design of forms, with different degrees of transparency, providing a durable surface that is easy to clean.
The construction of the building was complex in terms of both forms and aesthetics. The sloped side, the rounded edges and perforations on the roof, together with the cladding of the facade in Corian® Exteriors, were done by the company Crea Diffusion, an industrial partner of the Corian® Quality Network.
About 800 square meters of panels of Corian® Exteriors were prepared for the facade composed of sunscreens and large thermoformed vertical panels for the roof and borders.
Corian® Exteriors has made it possible to create practically invisible joints and a smooth, uniform appearance.