The "Home of the Year" challenge organised by the Union des Maisons Françaises (UMF), a French association of home builders, was held on November 26 in Barcelona (Spain). This 11th edition earned the special jury award and the gold award for 2015 in the category of "Remarkable Achievements" to the Chôra Home Built By Igc. located in Toulouse, and inaugurated on June 2014, the Chôra house offers two Saint-Gobain's state-of-the-art solutions: PLACO® partition walls to create a perfect sound space, and Glassolutions Intelligent Glass. It is a true witness of a successful co-development by IGC and SAINT-GOBAIN Group. GLASSOLUTIONS INTELLIGENT GLASS PRIVA-LITE - GLASSOLUTIONS
CHÔRA: GUARANTEE OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CONSTRUCTION
With its CHÔRA House the IGC took initiative of the first house certified as an “environmentally friendly housing” (PROMOTELEC label used for new constructions). The Company has designed a luminous and comfortable housing unit that ensures a perfect harmony between architecture, environment and its inhabitants. The CHÔRA house, in market since October 2014, gains value from the complementarity of the builder’s and manufacturer’s ambitions to achieve a house that brings innovation and comfort.
CHÔRA: SAINT-GOBAIN’S INNOVATIONS ON DISPLAY
For anyone who dreams of light, privacy, tranquillity and sound control the CHÔRA House offers a real haven of comfort. To meet these expectations two Saint-Gobain’s innovative marks, PLACO® et GLASSOLUTIONS, have been used in it.
ACTIV'TONE® LOUDSPEAKER - PLACO®
The living room of the CHÔRA house with... musical partition walls to create a perfect surround sound
Plasterboards with a build-in ACTIV’TONE® loudspeaker allow to transform lining partitions into invisible acoustic columns. In this manner a homogenous sound of extraordinary quality may be diffused in the entire room. Neither acoustic columns nor visible wires are needed to merge the sound perfectly inside the living room’s architecture.
PRIVA-LITE - GLASSOLUTIONS
Between the living room and the kitchen in the CHÔRA House... an intelligent partition wall to see or to be seen, as you wish
PRIVA-LITE is a controlled opacity glass designed to ensure the privacy, or to increase optically the space when transparent, as you wish. It can be installed in entry doors, windows, or in partition walls between adjacent rooms, to hide you from view by a simple electrical switch without altering the light transmittance. And all that with a very low electric power consumption.