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)
EXTENSION AND RESTRUCTURATION OF UNIVERSITY RESTAURANT LE PARC
Located at the heart of the park of the Cergy prefecture, the restructuring and extension of the university refectory is an opportunity to re-establish a link with a large-scale landscaped public space while adapting it to current programming requirements.
A kiosk in a mixed wood and steel structure is skillfully placed on the roof of the original refectory, creating an element in dialogue with the urban and landscape dimensions. Designed as a light pavilion on a topographic mineral base, the kiosk becomes an element of unification between the different parts of the refectory, allowing it to assert its presence while ensuring the architectural coherence of the whole. The openings of the existing building are designed in continuity with the kiosk envelope, creating a rhythmic ensemble in relation to the park.
Building on its intrinsic qualities, the interventions on the existing structure consist in reinforcing the relationship between the interior and the exterior, to bring more light and views to the refectory spaces, and to enhance their uses.
Through a sober and economical design, the project demonstrates how work on the existing building accompanies the repositioning of an ordinary programme, such as a "resto U", allowing it, through architecture, to reinterpret its uses and its programming.
Client : CROUS de Versailles
Area: 2 310m²
Project timeline: 2019-2021
Consultants: I+A Laboratoire des stuctures (structure); Choulet (MEP); Eco+construire (cost management); Arwytec (kitchen engineering); 2IDF (infrastructure); SLAM (acoustic)
CONSTRUCTION OF A BUILDING OF 28 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS IN PARIS
Client : Paris Habitat OPH
Net surface area : 850 m²
Project time line: 2020-2022 (under construction)
Consultants: Atelier Masse (structure); Innovation Fluides (HQE et fluides); Grandfils (économiste); Adret (environnement)
Illustration: Martin Etienne
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
Consultants: Astuce béton (structure) ; Sunsquare (MEP, HEQ); Conpas (planning)
Photograph: Schnepp Renou
CONSTRUCTION OF A RESIDENCE OF 110 UNITS FOR STUDENTS
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 COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Orly area, known mainly for its airport activities, is above all an inhabited district. The site seems to be a place apart, belonging both to the great landscape of the airport and to the intimacy of this fringe of the city, composed of a suburban fabric and logistics buildings. Facing the runways, the rooms are laid out in two cubic volumes of the same dimensions, which attempt to move away from the hangar typology to get closer to the domestic scale of the house. Two readings of the building are offered at distant and close views by a play of imbrications and materialities between the volumes of the rooms, which take up the typology of the gabled house, while the cubic metal envelope responds to the contiguous industrial hangars.
The building's structure, designed entirely in timber frame, houses a large convivial space that can be divided into two or three rooms, the deep beam drops of which form acoustic alcoves. The alternation of porticos and wooden beams imparts rhythm to the interior of the rooms, revealing the building's constructive system and giving it a domestic atmosphere.
The perforated corrugated cladding of the façade complex gives the whole its public and institutional dimension, allowing the village hall to reinforce its presence in this peri-urban landscape and to offer a changing and renewed image of the facility through the play of reflections and transparency.
Designed through a grammar dictated by a strong economy of means (less than 1900 €/m²), the new Orly Festival Hall remains generous in its uses and functioning, allowing the municipality to host multiple events on a site with emblematic territorial links for Orly.
Client : Ville d'Orly
Surface area : 630m²
Project timeline: 2018-2021
Consultants: LM ingénierie (structure) ; Axpacaal (MEP)
LIMAY GRAND EST : ETUDE URBAINE DANS LE CADRE DE LA RÉNOVATION URBAINE DU SECTEUR DES HAUTES-BASSES MEUNIÈRES ET CHAMPARTS-WILSON-LA CHASSE
Tout en s’attachant aux potentialités locales existantes et futures Limay Grand Est se projette dans son territoire et s'affirme en tant que quartier périurbain équipé, durable avec une qualité de vie axée sur les potentialités de ses espaces ouverts.Pour cela trois orientations stratégiques sont identifiées auxquelles le NPRU doit répondre pour rendre possible cette vocation du quartier Limay Grand Est.
- Le quartier Nord sera inscrit comme polarité fonctionnelle grâce à ses nombreux équipements, ses paysages maîtrisés et équipés directement reliés aux habitations réhabilitées. Quant au quartier Sud, sa valorisation comme porte d’entrée du nouveau quartier reste primordiale
- Le territoire dispose d’ores et déjà de potentialités paysagères de la coulée verte, qui, en les valorisant et en les améliorant, requalifieront les espaces ouverts à l’échelle des résidences et du grand paysage.
- Le développement urbain de Limay Grand Est fera rayonner le quartier dans son territoire en l’inscrivant dans une démarche exemplaire de développement durable
Client : Grand Paris Seine & Oise
Surface area : 42 ha
Project timeline : 2019
Consultants : Davide Costelli (paysagiste); Tetra (programmation); Paris Sud Aménagement (stratégie et économie urbaine); Capterre (environnement)
Photos : Clément Guillaume
REHABILITATION AND EXTENTION OF 140 STUDENT HOUSES
Client : CROUS de Versailles
Net surface area : 4 405 m²
Project time line: 2021-2023 (under construction)
Consultants: I+A (structure); SOLab (HQE, acoustique et fluides); Eco+Construire (économiste); Samex (désamiantage)
CONSTRUCTION OF SPORT CENTER AMANDIERS IN PARIS
Client : Ville de Paris (direction de la jeunesse et des sports)
Surface area: 3280 m²
Project timeline: 2018-2021 (under construction)
Consultants : LGX (general engineering), A2C Sport (sport consultant)
EXTENSION AND RESTRUCTURATION OF FREINET LEISURE ACTIVITY CENTER LOCATED IN VERT-SAINT-DENIS
Client : Ville de Vert-Saint-Denis
Area : 920 m²
Project timeline : 2020
Consultants: Atelier masse (structure), Sunquare (MEP), Akoustik (acoustic), Ingecorp (OPC), ICPI (CSSI)
URBAN RENEWAL OF DOMAINE BEAUREGARD
En regardant et en "habitant" Beauregard, le travail d'enquête a permis de définir le site en trois territoires habités : le versant, les îlots, le sous-bois. Notre stratégie est de réinterroger le paradigme de ce "Quartier Jardin" pour considérer Beauregard comme un "Parc-Habité". Définir de nouvelles façons d'habiter et d’y vivre, intensifier les qualités intrinsèques de cette cité-jardin en optimisant le foncier et en revalorisant l'existant, tels sont les enjeux du projet qui prennent en considération l’histoire et le patrimoine du quartier.
Client : Ville de La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Elogie Siemp
Surface area : 61 ha
Project timeline: 2018-2019
Consultants: Taktyk (landscaper); Tetra (programation); Paris Sud Amenagement (strategy and cost management)
Photos: Clément Guillaume
EXTENSION AND REHABILITATION OF A STUDENT REFECTORY OF A 1970s SCHOOL COMPLEX
The restructuring and extension of the school refectory was the opportunity to expand its capacities to face the increase of the boarders, while offering a qualitative catering space in connection with the school, its courtyard and environment.
Located in an islet made up of a row of buildings - themselves comprising extensions and fenced outdoor spaces – the project involves working on thresholds, boundaries and indoor-outdoor routes as a design fertilizer. The extension leans against an imposing building with a rational architecture housing the classrooms and developing generous openings favourably facing south.
In order to underline its belonging to the school while enhancing its architecture, the volume of the extension is defined by a double wall parallel to the existing facade, which gives a new thickness to the refectory settled on the ground floor. This wall, made of self-insulating bricks lined with terracotta cladding, creates a simple, economical and high-performance envelope. The materiality of the terracotta bricks with sharp joints asserts the presence of the extension while fitting harmoniously into the residential and traditional architecture of Sartrouville. The extension is thus a punctual addition to the existing building, particularly through the green roof, directly visible from the upper floors of the school. The added volume takes advantage of wide lateral openings towards the courtyard to the east and a wooded area to the west, while framing punctual and calibrated views towards the sports ground. The refectory is elongated into the extension to take advantage of the natural light, a reorganisation that allowed the complete restructuring of the office and the integration of a self-service area.
In a context where the relationship between the refectory and the school playground appeared very weak, the extension now makes it possible to re-establish both a functional link and an asserted architectural dialectic.
Client: city of Sartrouville
Surface area: 550m²
Project timeline: 2017 -2020
Consultants: SG (structure), Sunsquare (MEP, sustainability)
CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW COMMUNITY CENTRE
Situated within the landscape of Mauldre valley, the community center will become the convergence point among all the rural villages gravitating around the town of Beynes.
The project will stand alone in the territory, away from all urban structures. Nevertheless it is meant to create a link between the pavilion house and the scale of a road structured rural landscape.
The building is composed of three materials : the process-colored concrete base anchors the volume to the ground ; the plywood cladding panels make the transition between interior and exterior ; the corrugated steel roof panels give the structure lightness creating a boundary between the sky and the landscape.
Client : Ville de Beynes
Surface area : 400 m²
Project timeline: 2018-2022 (under construction)
Consultants: Atelier Masse (structure) ; Sunsquare (MEP); Cabinet Philippe Grandfils (cost management); Atelier Climatique (sustainability); Slam (acoustic)
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)
RESTRUCTURATION OF THE MAISON DES CANAUX AND CONSTRUCTION OF COVERED TERRACE
Client : Ville de Paris
Area : 450 m²
Consultants: Aequo (general contractor), Graal (architect), Cycle de ville (architect associate, HQE), Egis(MEP, structure), Cycle Up (adaptive reuse), Ares (professionnal integration)
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
CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIOCULTURAL CENTER AND PUBLICS SPACES
Le projet du futur équipement socio-culturel s’intègre à la fois dans son contexte proche et instaure un dialogue avec les entités et trames territoriales, urbaines et passagères présentes sur site. La création du futur équipement s'accompagne d'une réflexion globale de réaménagement des espaces publics du quartier Orly Parc :
- valoriser les interconnexions par des aménagements concrets
- faire évoluer les aires-de-jeu en espaces ludiques
- ouvrir les cœurs d’îlot par la création d’espaces de rencontre autour d’un square
- insérer une dimension publique entre l’intérieur du bâtiment et les espaces publics nouvellement créés en dégageant un large parvis sur le parc et par opposition, une placette entre les arbres.
Client : Ville de La Verrière
Surface area : 410 m² + 15 200m² (espaces publics)
Project timeline: 2019-2021
Consultants: Davide Costelli (landscape architect), Atelier Masse (structure) ; Axpacaal (MEP); Instructa (roads and grids engineering)
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)
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