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ecdm: nursery and housing project on rue pierre budin
jan 11, 2013
ecdm: nursery and housing project on rue pierre budin


‘nursery and housing project on rue pierre budin’ by ecdm, paris, france
image ©  luc boegly, benoît fougeirol
all images courtesy of ecdm

 

 

 

paris is rife with peripheral urban areas that contain a mix of styles, typologies, time periods and varying levels of decay, which add a rather tough parameter when approaching a new design. situated at the foot of a 13-storey overbearing building, the ‘nursery and housing project’ processes its heterogeneous site and translates the various elements into the stark white resultant structure. designed by french practice ecdm, the project contains two levels and collects as much sunshine as possible to illuminate the interior spaces that are inhabited by children and adults alike. the most striking element is the seen before even entering the building, a precast concrete facade that protects the interior from the rough urban life. like organically undulating points on a regular steel grid, the outer skin creates a completely unique look for the area, distorting and playing with light and shadow. the northern facade is dotted with windows oriented in different angles so as to accommodate the viewing pleasure of the children as well. the nursery is located on the first two levels with a spatially separated residence clad in burned wood panels residing on the rooftop garden. a round open atrium in the center of the delivers light to all corners of the construct and many of the architectural elements are scaled down to a child’s size to cater to their specific world.

 

 


facade distorts shadows
images © luc boegly

 

 


context
images © luc boegly

 

 


black charred wood residential unit atop the building
(left) image © luc boegly
(right) image © benoît fougeirol

 

 


(left) how the structure meets the public sidewalk
image © luc boegly
(right) facade profile
image © benoît fougeirol

 

 


distorted shadows on the undulating facade
image © luc boegly

 

 


street elevation with various windows
image © benoît fougeirol

 

 


(left) corridor
image © ecdm
(right) bathing and changing areas
image © luc boegly

 

 


interior
image © benoît fougeirol

 

 


corridor along the coutyard
image © benoît fougeirol

 

 


courtyard
image © benoît fougeirol

 

 


courtyard
image © benoît fougeirol

 

 


rooftop terrace and courtyard
image © benoît fougeirol

 

 


render
image © ecdm

 

 


site plan

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


floor plan / level 2

 

 


section

 

 


section

 

 


elevation

 

 


precast concrete panel construction detail

 

 


facade texture model
image © ecdm

 

 

project info:

 

 

program: daycare with 66 cradles and staff services, and residential function
client: city of paris
architects: ecdm architects
bet frontage: c & e engineering
shell and front raises ductal®: cotracoop (representative of the group of companies)
precast façade ductal®: bonna sabla and il cantiere
burnt wood facade: lafranque
location: 15 rue pierre budin, paris xviii
area: 875 m2
gross floor area: 1,937 m2
cost: 3.1 million €
delivery: 2012

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