House of Crafts

Highlighted Case January 2013
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This building dedicated to a professional audience is an exemplary demonstration of an environmentally friendly and natural resources approach. Energy efficient (BBC level = Low consuption building) and reflecting a committed participation of different actors, it is, indeed, a "sustainable development" approach.


Located in Gargas in the Vaucluse, the House of Crafts combines local materials such as cedar wood, hemp and compressed earth brick, produced locally in Luberon. The roof adopts a complex of vegetation, the structure includes a wall-sensor and one other noteworthy point: the removable sunshade provides summer shade and energizes the building. This house, built in place of a former hangar of a jam factory, abandoned, casts a positive image of the district Fournigons and encourages housing in the area, thus promoting urban density.

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