CONSTRUCTION FOR A GROUP OF 80 HOUSING UNITS LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF VERNEUIL-SUR-SEINE
The founding ideas that organized the project are:
- Revealing the dual landscape and botanical dimension of the site. In the south, the listed wooded space becomes a public park, a clearing is naturally inserted in the “Chemin des Aulnes” of Verneuil-sur-Seine. In the north, the private tree-lined walk is designed to strengthen the permeability dictated by the preexisting nature.
- Inserting the buildings between these two identifiable green spaces in order to offer a living environment between two parks. Each housing unit benefits from high-quality vegetation through gardens, terraces and balconies.
- Establishing an “urban threshold” through the enhancement of the built and natural elements in order to maintain the permanent usage of both the public and the private spaces.
- Siting well-oriented, compact buildings that are well-designed in order to use all the principles of bioclimatic architecture associated with an optimum management of energy and resources.
Client: BDP Marignan
Surface: 4 700m²
CONSTRUCTION OF SPORT CENTER AMANDIERS IN PARIS
The position taken for the T.E.P. Amandiers is based on an urban strategy that is founded on the retrocession of a part of the project’s area in order to create a public space intended for the inhabitants. Located in a dead-end and deteriorated street, the ambition of the new sports structure is the urban renewal of the Banane district.
The volume is designed as a unique and uniting identity between the build and the covered sports fields. The construction system and the materiality of the whole make it possible to define an identifiable system on several scales. From the relationship to the neighboring buildings to proximity use, the new T.E.P. is designed to appropriate its context. The facility is organized in such a way as to permit a fluidity of accessibility and use while guaranteeing access control.
The envelope’s principle responds to the concern for immediate readability by making a choice based on the qualities of the interior ambiences and the different appropriations. On the ground floor, a concrete wall bordering the street serves as a support for street art. The rest of the envelope is treated with cladding in micro-perforated metal panels. This treatment is also used to cover the playing fields to guarantee protection against rain and direct sunlight.
Client : Ville de Paris (direction de la jeunesse et des sports)
Surface area: 3280 m²
Project timeline: 2018-2020
Consultants : LGX (general engineering), A2C Sport (sport consultant)
CONSTRUCTION OF A BUILDING OF 5 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS IN COURBEVOIE
The architectural position was to work on the transition between the public space (the city) and the private space (the home) as an active between-the-two so that a qualitative threshold between the exterior and the interior could be built. Located in a dense context characterized by both two-story townhouses and 1960s apartment houses, the project fashions a link between the two scales by creating a simple and homogeneous volume.
To lighten the relationship of the ground to the built mass, the ground floor volume has been pushed back to the interior of the plot so that, on one hand, a buffer space was created and, on the other, exterior corridors serving the units on the upper floor could be positioned in the rear.
The building benefits from the alignment on the street on this shallow plot to transform the vertical and horizontal circulations into genuine collective spaces.
Client: OPH Courbevoie Habitat
Net surface area: 300m²
Project timeline: 2014-2017
Consultants: SG (structure); Sunsquare (MEP, sustainability)
Photograph: David Foessel
EXTENSION AND REHABILITATION OF A SCHOOL LUNCHROOM OF A 1970s SCHOOL COMPLEX
Sited on a block comprised of several buildings that also have extensions and separate exterior spaces, the project’s approach concerns work on thresholds, circulations, interior-exterior itineraries as fertilizers of the spatial concept.
The volume of the extension takes form through the definition of a double wall that asserts its belonging to the school without taking away from the value of the existing building.
In a context in which the relationship of the lunchroom and the schoolyard appears very weak, the extension enables the relationship to be strengthened.
The added volume takes advantage of the large lateral openings to the courtyard then a tree-lined space while framing the views toward the playing field.
Client: city of Sartrouville
Project timeline: 2016 -2019
Team: SG (structure), Sunsquare (MEP, sustainability)
CONSTRUCTION OF JAURES PRE-SCHOOL CENTER LOCATED IN ATHIS-MONS
Through its position, the new building will complete the school complex while reworking its main entrance. Imagined as an element inserted into its river and railroad territory, the building is placed on a base that will permit the children to avoid too great exposure to the street while transforming the constraint induced by the level of the highest water into a project opportunity.
Its architectonic concrete envelope is considered an element that is both protective and one that changes the image of the different temporalities and is connected to nearby activities.
Client : Ville d'Athis-Mons
Surface area : 610 m²
Project timeline : 2018-2019 (under construction)
Consultants: Astuce béton (structure) ; Sunsquare (MEP, HEQ); Conpas (planning)
CONSTRUCTION OF A RESIDENCE OF 110 UNITS FOR STUDENTS LOCATED IN THE 19TH ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS A STONE’S THROW FROM THE CENTQUATRE CULTURAL CENTER, INCLUDING A BAR-RESTAURANT, TWO AGRICULTURAL GREENHOUSES AND A ROOFTOP
The Cinquante-Six project emerged from the dualities characterizing a context that was materialized by the juxtaposition of a high building and a low building negotiating between the scale of the street and the scale of the city. Starting from this question of duality, the project made possible the development of domestic uses linked to the scale of the large landscape.
Working from a dense program, our intention was to integrate the building as an abstract element and not a traditional architectural façade. Its materiality, stemming from the shell’s construction process, gives it a strong presence: like a surging volume belonging to the ground it calls us back to earth, to its territory. There are several contrasting ambiences: through its dark hue, the Cinquante-Six recounts the depth of the earth to us, its very clear and light interiors recall the many possibilities of inhabiting spaces.
Net surface area : 2910m²
Project timeline: 2017-2021 (under construction)
Consultants: Pouget (MEP), ES BAT (structure), Sous Les Fraises (urban agricolture), QUIOS (sustainability and acoustic)
CONSTRUCTION OF A BUILDING OF 18 HOUSING UNITS IN PARIS
Coté rue, le projet affirme un traitement des pleins et de vides en relation avec les immeubles avoisinants situés avenue Simon Bolivar et rue Pradier afin de créer une continuité du front bâti. Le rythme de l’enveloppe a été calibré afin de garantir son intégration harmonieuse en parfaite relation avec ses avoisinants.
Coté coeur d’îlot, les ouvertures sont volontairement du même gabarit que celle de la façade sur rue pour permettre une homogénéité de la totalité de l’ouvrage, mais aussi afin de simplifier la mise en œuvre et la maintenance.
La volumétrie en gradinage permet au bâtiment de s’affiner au fur et à mesure des étages, permettant de dégager les vues.
Client : FRANCE HABITATION
Net surface area : 1020 m²
Project time line: 2019
Consultants: LM (structure) ; Sunquare (HQE et fluides) ; Eco+construire (économiste)
CONCEPTION ET RÉALISATION D'UNE OPÉRATION DE 60 LOGEMENTS SOCIAUX EN STRUCTURE BOIS A SAINT-GERMAIN-LES-ARPAJON, FRANCE
On this site with strong contrasts in which several scales are mixed and through its landscaped character, the conception of 60 social housing units required an integration permitting a negotiation that is both spatial and organizational. The organization of the built masses responds to a multi-typological logic that fits with its surrounding fabric. On one hand, the project aims at consolidating the fabric of single-family houses through sparsely sited housing units to reinforce the global identity of the nearby area. On the other, the rest of the units are organized around two volumes that negotiate a gradual change in scale.
We therefore designed a residential unit of houses in strips and small apartment houses that create a planted continuum intended for public use.
So as to preserve the existing hydrology, the project was designed as a global ecosystem in which the architectural and landscape systems are mixed with technical choices in order to make a whole that is coherent and qualitative.
The building were built with a wooden structure and with most of the materials biosourced to strengthen the biodiversity on the site and decrease the energy impact of the operation. The project proposes a discreet architecture that serves a landscape with the presence of several systems making it possible to establish several way of inhabiting that strongly resonate with its context.
Client : Valophis Sarepa
Surface area : 3 820 m² SP building
Consultants: Lifteam (general contractor) ; A+I (structure); CBS (wood ); Sunsquare (MEP+HEQ); Atelier Altern (landscape)
CONSTRUCTION D’UN IMMEUBLE DE 38 LOGEMENTS A YUTZ
Le projet tire parti du patrimoine local et de l’hétérogénéité des formes urbaines de la ville de Yutz, allant de la maison ouvrière en bande, au pavillon unifamilial isolé entouré de son jardin jusqu'aux bâtiments collectifs se développant le long de la rue du Président Roosevelt, axe majeur de la ville de Yutz.
Le projet s’affirme comme une réponse à la nécessaire densification d’une ville caractérisée par l’étalement urbain. Le gabarit, la décomposition du bâtiment, les accroches sur les mitoyens et l’aménagement d’espaces intermédiaires sont autant de dispositifs qui participent à l’articulation des échelles domestiques et urbaines permettant l’intégration du projet dans son contexte.
La qualité des constructions locales ne réside pas dans leur particularité typologique car elles utilisent un langage architectural très élémentaire mais dans leur capacité à offrir par leur assemblage un panel de couleur et de dispositifs architecturaux et décoratifs finement articulés (ouvertures, modénatures, toitures...).
Le projet tire profit de cette «riche simplicité» pour interpréter l’architecture locale par le travail de la couleur et une attention particulière pour la mise en oeuvre d’éléments de menuiseries et de serrurerie, renouant ainsi avec l'identité de son territoire.
Maître d’ouvrage : privé
Surface : 3090 m²
Equipe: I+A Laboratoire des structures (structure) ; Sunsquare (HQE et fluides) ; ECO+Construire (économiste)
RENOVATION AND EXTENSION OF A PRESCHOOL BUILT IN THE 1960s COMPRISED OF 5 CLASSROOMS, A READING ROOM AND A REST AREA
The design of the extension of the preschool of Les Alliés de Chavannes arose from the landscaped environment and its integration into the site. The three new extensions are connected to the longitudinal circulation of the existing building so that the new volumes can be perceived as separate pavilions. As for the existing building, it was reconfigured to become the school’s backbone. Distinguished by a metal treatment, the new volumes permit a clear readability between the original building and the extension. The new volumes are organized in such a way as to guarantee fluidity and a programmatic organization that harmonizes with the school’s current functioning. Their siting is logically inserted between the existing trees while creating views toward the vegetation. Set on piles and with façades that offer each space different exposures, these new extensions enable all the children to feel like they are in a tree house!
Client: city of Mantes-la-Ville
Net surface area: 810 m²
Project timeline: 2012 – 2015
Consultants: LBE ingénierie (MEP), C&E ingénierie (structure)
Awards: The Plan Award 2017 (Finalist); ArchiDesignClub Awards 2016 (1st Prize); Building of the Year Awards 2016 Archidaily (nomination)
RENOVATION AND EXTENSION OF THE RENÉ DESCARTES SCHOOL COMPLEX IN FONTENAY-LE-FLEURY BUILT IN THE 1960s COMPRISED OF TWO BUILDINGS FOR APPROXIMATELY 520 STUDENTS
On a plot located between a residential zone and a highway, the operation to renovate the school complex made it possible to create a new relationship between the learning spaces and the exterior environment. All the existing opening were questioned with the aim of creating large openings to change the scale of the built mass vis-à-vis the neighboring buildings. The buildings’ shell was rethought and treated with grooved mineral panels to give the buildings a new image in a periurban and landscape context. A wood structure extension was slid into the first level of the preschool to complete the global volume of the operation.
Client: city of Fontenay-le-Fleury
Net surface area: 2392 m²
Project timeline: 2016 - 2018
Consultants: ID+ Ingenierie (general engineering)
MAJOR REHABILITATION AND EXTENSION OF THE VILLIERS-LE-BEL TOWN HALL IN THE FRAMEWORK OF CENTRALIZING THE TOWN’S SERVICES
The aim of the project is to transform an introverted institutional building into the possibility of dialoguing with its urban fabric and its social context. Developing a unique architectural writing to offer coherence to this part of the rapidly changing town center will permit the new extension to create a plan whose objective is to clarify what already exists. The shell’s vertical ceramic strips unite the extension and the existing structures through its mineral materiality. The whole can thus be read as a negotiation element between the accumulation of the different buildings composing the current town hall.
Inserted between the two existing buildings, the new extension is embedded in a very limited footprint. A residual space is consequently transformed into a hall in which the façade’s transparency extends the plaza in front of the town hall into the building’s interior while permitting the town’s residents to serenely carried out their official business. On the west side, the volume is separated into gable roofs to evoke the houses of the original small village that became an astonishing multicultural crossroads in the 1960s.
Client: city of Villiers-le-Bel
Net surface area: 2392 m²
Project timeline: 2015 - 2021
Consultants: ID+ Ingenierie (general engineering and cost management)
ETUDE URBAINE DANS LE CADRE DE LA RENOVATION URBAINE DU SECTEUR DES HAUTES-BASSES MEUNIERES ET CHAMPARTS-WILSON-LA CHASSE
Ces deux quartiers résidentiels situés au sud de Limay sont sortis de terre au milieu des années 60 afin d'accueillir les nouvelles population attirées par l'essor industriel le long de la Seine. L'étude consiste à : - Définir les différents pôles de centralités et identifier les espaces publics majeurs - Hiérarchiser la trame viaire et verte - Valoriser les équipements structurants - Localiser le potentiel foncier et les zones de développement en matière d’offre résidentielle - Ouvrir le quartier Centre-Sud dans sa relation avec l’extérieur et dans son organisation interne. - Traiter les dysfonctionnements urbains et les problèmes de sécurité tout en facilitant la gestion urbaine
Maître d’ouvrage : Grand Paris Seine & Oise
Surface : 42 ha
Equipe: Davide Costelli (paysagiste); Tetra (programmation); Paris Sud Amenagement (stratégie et économie urbaine); Capterre (environnement)
CONSTRUCTION OF A BUILDING OF 17 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS WITH A WOOD STRUCTURE AND A HQE LABEL, LOCATED IN LEVALLOIS-PERRET.
The architectural position of the project was envisaged as being closely coherent with its urban issues. It is based on:
- the adaptation of the built volume to the surrounding context by creating an alignment and built continuity with the preexisting and projected elements;
- the creation of a simple and compact building using a wood construction system;
- a permeable lobby to reveal the landscaped heart of the naturally lit plot;
- the design of a flexible and resilient ground floor;
- the composition of elegant and durable stone façades.
The building has six stories comprised of 17 apartments and their shared spaces. A compact volume, which composes almost the entire building, is aligned with the street. In the center, the volume of the rear façade is folded to connect it to the adjoining gable walls and making possible the insertion of a low perpendicular volume containing two apartments. The response developed permits, through a rational placement, the creation of plans favoring the apartments’ comfort and the quality of the shared spaces. The uses, spatial qualities, the treatment of the thresholds and sequences between the public spaces and the “home” dictated our choices throughout the project’s development.
Client: Haut-de-Seine Habitat OPH
Net surface area: 1556m²
Project timeline: 2016
Consultants: Lifteam (general contractor), Sunsquare ( HEQ and MEP), Astuce béton (structure)
CONSTRUCTION OF A PEDAGOGICAL FARM IN THE I.M.E. DE GILLEVOISIN FOR TEENAGERS WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS, WHOSE PRINCIPAL SPACES ARE A ROOM OF SMALL ANIMALS AND A MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
Located on a natural listed heritage site of several dozen hectares, the creation of the Gillevoisin pedagogical farm reflects a position on how to transform a simple building into a pedagogical tool for the treatment of psychological disorders. The principle selected consists in working based on the archetype of the farm as a sensorial and imaginary driver. It deploys a contemporary architecture that takes its references from the local context. The uniformity of the whole and the treatment of the shell makes it possible to identify the building as a wood mass emerging from the ground. Without a precise layout plan it becomes by its nature a very powerful image in its context. This mass is next hollowed out both to permit a sensitive dialogue with it surrounding environment and to allow for several types of appropriations. Something similar to what happens when, in a suitcase, more clothing than is possible is placed in it: the shell is deformed and the surface is placed under tension. In order to create a dialogue while keeping its independence, the building’s shell is composed of waney-edge larch clapboard cladding that contrasts with birch CTBX panels for the treatment of the hollows.
Net surface area: 300m²
Project timeline: 2014-2018
Consultants: SG (structure); Sunsquare (MEP, sustainability)
URBAN STUDY OF THE BUTTE-ROUGE GARDEN CITY IN CHATENAY-MALABRY IN THE FRAMEWORK OF ITS HERITAGE, SOCIAL AND ARCHITECTURAL PROMOTION.
The Butte-Rouge garden city located in Chatenay-Malabry is one of the largest social housing operations of the 20th century in France. The project proposed is based on three reflection tracks:
- recognizing the Butte-Rouge’s exceptional position (the garden city of Grand Paris);
- relying on its heritage value (high quality of the landscape and urban composition);
- identifying four project spaces (the Avenue space and its transepts, the plateau space, the hilly space, the forest space) that guide the transformations that are strategic for the future of Butte-Rouge in Grand Paris.
A strong social, typological and economic mix. The master plan that results from it proposes creating around four strategic intervention zones new forms of inhabiting and working linked to programmatic and energy synergies. The improvement in the interaction of the housing units with the site’s landscape qualities and the topography becomes one of the major tracks of the project’s conception.
The strategic on the built heritage is based on the intrinsic qualities of Butte-Rouge with the aim of developing and diversifying its residential offering. The densification and renovation of this built heritage then becomes a supporter of the interventions relying on the project’s synergies. This vision incarnates an ecology of the project and ensures the virtuous transformation of the housing stock (about 4,500 units = 1/3 of the city).
Client: Haut-de-Seine Habitat OPH
Net surface area: 70 ha
Project timeline: 2015-2016
Consultants: Studio Paola Vigano (urbanist); Algoé (programation);Tribù (sustainibility); Aubepine (biodiversity); TPFI (infrastructure)
CONSTRUCTION OF A LEISURE ACTIVITY CENTER CONNECTING A SCHOOL COMPLEX ON THE EDGE OF THE RAMBOUILLET FOREST
The project of building a leisure activity center in a school complex is based on the site’s advantages to enhance them: asserting the existing school’s identity by creating a curved volume to connect it to the current school lunchroom and in this way structuring the recess area. The new building is designed as a transparent element, a place of passage, in order to link the exterior and interior spaces with the landscape. Its geometry makes it possible to create a shallow and very flexible building. Comprised of structural wood elements and vertical wood brise-soleil, the new skin is uniformly rolled out all around the building permitting a variation of permeability between indoors and outdoors.
Client: city of Rambouillet
Net surface area: 785 m²
Project timeline: 2015
Consultants: Laboratoire des structures (structure), B52 (MEP)
REHABILITATION AND REGROUPING OF SCATTERED HOUSING UNITS ON AN OCCUPIED SITE in LOW-COST APARTMENT BUILDINGS
The challenge of these interventions consists in undertaking development and renovation operations of a heritage while proposing significant improvements in the inhabitability and comfort of the housing units with constraints most often located on the upper floors. The grouping or total renovation of these apartments to the benefit of their inhabitants offers the possibility of durably and qualitatively reworking these social housing units by meeting today’s needs and leading them toward a positive approach to envisage transforming their living environment.
Client: Paris Habitat OPH
Calenderer: 2016 -2019 (under construction)
REHABILITATION AND EXTENSION OF THE BRUNOY TOWN HALL IN THE FRAMEWORK OF ACCESSIBILTY
The project aims at making the entire town hall, comprised of two distinct buildings, accessible. The project’s intention is to design an extension on the ground floor to replace the existing parking area on the same level of the administration building and a new vertical circulation in order to install an elevator connecting the two buildings in a staggered arrangement. The silk-screened glass materiality of the new built masses creates a neutral dialogue between the existing town hall and the 1970s administrative building.
Client: city of de Brunoy
Net surface area: 370m²
Project timeline: 2014-2015
Consultants: ID+ Ingenierie (general engineering and cost management)
33 housing units
Yutz (57) – Fr
Socio-cultural Pavilion and public spaces
La Verrière (78) – Fr
Urban study of the Beauregard domain
La Celle Saint-Cloud (78) – Fr
Salle des fêtes
Orly (91) – Fr
Salle des fêtes
Beynes (78) – Fr
24 housing units
Courbevoie (92) – Fr
Construction of a pedagogic farm
Janville-sur-Juine (91) – Fr
Urban renewal of a square
Avellino – It