RMDM architects: 10 very high performance apartments   social housing, paris
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jul 16, 2012
RMDM architects: 10 very high performance apartments social housing, paris

’10 very high performance apartments’ by RMDM, paris, france
image © cecile septet
all images courtesy of RMDM

french firm RMDM architects have recently completed ’10 very high performance apartments’, a social housing building within
the 18th arrondissement of paris, france. with the encompassing urban block undergoing transformation, this pair of structures
offers a home to lower income residents while an outdoor area for repose creates a vegetated buffer zone between the building
and densely developed district. an entry elevation clad with vertically sliding aluminum cassette panels in three tones of white to gray
activate the facade projecting a structure which is entirely closed off from the surrounding environment or dynamically adjusts
to the daily activity of dwellers. the hinges allow the shutters to be opened in diverse degrees, offering privacy and protection from solar gain.

a U-shaped plan wraps an open-air patio to benefit each of the units from natural daylight. living spaces are oriented to overlook
the dynamic and communal spaces. two of the roof wings feature terraces while a row of inclined solar panels mirror the exterior’s
aesthetic and support hot water production.

closed shutter facade
image © cecile septet

open shutter facade
image © cecile septet

main elevation
image © cecile septet

most of the shutters are in the open position
image © cecile septet

green buffer zone on the site
image © cecile septet

image © cecile septet

ground level courtyard
image © cecile septet

living room
image © cecile septet

two-bedroom apartment
image © cecile septet

image © cecile septet

image © cecile septet

image © cecile septet

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

project info:

location: 5,9 impasse dupuy
contracting authority: siemp
team: RMDM (agent) / LGX (engineering firm & economy)
net floor area: 780 m2
cost: 1.510.000 EUR
eco label: very high performance thpe ENR, H&E
materials: alucobond, thermal solar panel

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