Aeron Parc by Rural Office for Architecture
New orientation points and spaces have been created that get enough sunlight and yet are sheltered from the wind. A new biomass facility provides the living spaces with heat; the adjacent roofed-in areas are for chopping wood and packing products from the surrounding fields. The vertical wood cladding rests on a whitewashed brick pedestal. Corrugated metal sheeting has been used for the saddle roofs. As a nod to the colours and character of the nearby settlements, the architects used rust-brown paint for the surfaces of all the newly added elements. The simplicity of the execution here is part of the overall architectural concept: the building is a reference to the – simple – rural landscape and the economy of the chosen materials.