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28. Akademie Mont-Cenis #105architecturalinspiration

28. Akademie Mont-Cenis #105architecturalinspiration


The mixture of technology, exposed wood, and interior vegetation sets this structure apart. The Akademie Mont-Cenis is located in Germany. It features a glass canopy over small interior structures forming an enclosed space that breaks down the boundaries from inside to outside.


The building features 700,000 kWh solar power generation per year. The solar panels not only generate energy, but also create a shading system inside the structure. Completed in 2000 the structure is 52′ tall glass enclosure. It was designed by Helene Jourda and Gilles Perraudin.


#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy.  Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts 1 – 20. First 20 architectural inspirations here 21. Michael Graves 22. St. Augustine 23. Guggenheim Museum24. Ocho House 25. Bjarke Ingels 26. WG Clark 27. John F. Kennedy Space Center 28. Akademie Mont-Cenis