The Pentola is shared by three architecture and urban development agencies and is situated in a renovated loft covering some 170 m2, bathed in natural light and enlivened by colour. The colours are bright, like a bright and breezy signature, their strong hues clearly voiced in monochromes of yellow, blue and red, entering into lively dialogue and imbuing the building with a sense of resolute modernity.
Light and colour
‘When I first met these young architects’, Sébastien Castéra, Texaa’s representative for Brittany, explains, ‘they were busy setting up their new workshop. I introduced them to a range of Texaa fabrics and products, but they were already quite clear about what they wanted – blinds fitted in front of the glazed frontage, together with a long curtain hung from a circular rail to conceal the kitchenette at the centre of the open space, as and when required. They immediately saw how best to use our range of colours and chose very bright tones – after all, Brest is not the sunniest city in the world, at the best of times! They spent quite a lot of time touching, stroking and scratching my samples of Aeria, examining them on both sides, and while one of them expressed a liking for the dry texture of the knit, his colleague liked its softness… They had real reasons for wanting to use our products, demanding considerable financial investment on the part of a young team of architects who were just setting out. I was very impressed by this and committed myself to the project as I would have done for my own offices!’
Over and above the visual impact and concealing effect of these slatted blinds and curtain, the main role of our products is to enhance the acoustic comfort of this particularly echoing space, a result of the large glazed surfaces. This is not something which can be photographed, but its beneficial effect may be enjoyed by everyone, day after day.
Project name: Co-working Pentola
Year to be delivered: 2016
Town-city / Country: Brest, France
Project owner or contracting authority: SCI Pentola
Architect: Laboratoire d’architecture de Bretagne, TLPA et Annaig Salaun, architectes associés
Photographer: Stéphane Chalmeau
How can I get a quote?
By contacting the Texaa business representative of your region by telephone or e-mail and leaving your contact details and what you need. We will send you a quote promptly.
How can I order Texaa products?
Our products are manufactured in our workshop and made available to order. Just contact the Texaa business representative of your region. If you already have a quote, you can also contact the person handling your order: the name is at the top left of your quote.
How do I get my products installed?
Joiners and upholsterers are the best skilled to install our products easily. We work regularly with some professionals, who we can recommend. If you have a tradesperson, who you trust, we can support him/her. You can find our installation instructions and tips here.
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Our business representatives travel every day to installation sites and to see our customers. Please feel free to contact them and suggest the best dates and times for you, preferably by e-mail.
Our products are manufactured to order. Our standard manufacturing time is 3 weeks for most of our products. Non-standard products take from 5 weeks. We also perform miracles on a regular basis! Please feel free to contact us.
Who should I call?
To get a quote, a delivery time or technical information, we recommend you call your regional Texaa business representative, who you can find here.
If you need information about your order, please contact the person in charge of handling it: the name is at the top left of your quote.