JDS architects:  'M6B1' student housing, paris JDS architects:  'M6B1' student housing, paris
feb 23, 2009

JDS architects: 'M6B1' student housing, paris

‘M6B1’ – student housing by JDS architects image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

JDS architects have designed ‘M6B1’ – student housing in paris france. the site is located in a context that is in development. after fulfilling the required programming, the left over square meters were unfolded creating a spiral for social activities linking the ground floor to the roof terrace. considering the exterior of the building as generic as possible to respond to its unknown context, JDS decided to populate the inside of the social spiral with elements normally found on the exterior façade of buildings: light fixtures, flower pots hanging by the window, all of which contributes to the common space of students.

‘M6B1’ – student housing image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – rooftop terrace image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – garden image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – exterior at night image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – interior image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – design progression diagram image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – design progression diagram image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – design progression diagram image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – design progression diagram image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – facade sun study diagrams image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – facade sun study diagrams image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – facade sun study diagrams image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects ‘M6B1’ – facade sun study diagrams image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – floor plans image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

‘M6B1’ – floor plans image courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

general info: code: m6b1 project: student housing location: paris rive gauche, france size: 6,000 m2 type: invited competition status: submitted client: rivp semapa collaborators: ote

project team: julien de smedt charlotte truwant alex dent federico pedrini itzel lluvia vargas alcántara therése wallström

  • zollverein meets house N meets dutch embassy

    bob says:
  • Great concept, good looking. IMHO there could neutral path beside green activity path, like stairway which don`t expecting any fun activity out of you – and it will also separate warily people which going back home from some witch have a lot of energy and playing sports.

    And IMHO again problem is Floor planning, witch look like from some cheap Hostel, and don`t give any freedom like exterior does.
    Bed along windows is not very confortable – partner would walk at another partner. And window is cold like. And when you are in bed it great to look outside, but you couldn`t because you lie near wall.

    Those single beds, with cold working desks also doesn`t look very friendly.

    Imho 🙂

    Teapod says:
  • how ironic: unpaid interns design student housing

    andrew says:

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