Academy of Art Crafts (ESMA)

Academy of Art Crafts (ESMA), Toulouse, France, LCR Architectes
Project year : 2013
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Address : 50 Route de Narbonne, 31320 Auzeville-Tolosane, TOULOUSE, France
Latitude/Longitude : 43.529230,1.489641

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Area : 78792ft²

Text description provided by the architects. The campus includes the Academy of Art Crafts(ESMA), the Technical Academy of Photography and Game Design (ETPA) and a student housing(182units). It is located in Auzeville-Tolosane, 15 minutes from the centre of Toulouse.

The school, overlaid with two levels of parking (55 spaces reserved for school and 60 for the residence), offers facades that affirm their identity on different orientations. The facade, randomly double laced in a vertical rhythm, gives a depth and lightness to the whole process while allowing the necessary sun protection to the various rooms. Facades create a graphic effect sustained by projected shadows and a colored highlighting.

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