Le Bon Marché, Paris
Laubeuf, a leading European constructor of glass roofs and structural glass façades, engaged Guthrie Douglas to design and manufacture a solar shading solution for the roof lanterns, to mitigate heat gain and glare inside the building.
The lanterns include curved glass, slimline mullions, and a delicate supporting structure, presenting challenges in creating a shading solution to provide sufficient solar protection and durability without exerting any significant load onto the structure.
The bespokely designed systems follow the curve of the historic domes. Half draw from bottom to top, with the blinds closing towards one another when operated.