a white concrete exoskeleton frames aires mateus + AAVP's residential complex in paris
 

a white concrete exoskeleton frames aires mateus + AAVP's residential complex in paris

in the batignolles neighborhood of paris, a new residential complex designed by aires mateus and AAVP architecture has arisen. combining 170 homes with retail space on the lower level, the project is defined by the outward structural expression, as the new buildings are enclosed in a rhythmical concrete exoskeleton.

a white concrete exoskeleton frames AAVP's residential complex in paris designboom

all images © luc boegly

 

 

the overall scheme is composed of two masses: the larger white volume and the smaller black one. the opposing colors provide a strong visual contrast between the two buildings, while the application of the same exoskeleton creates unity. the exoskeletons are simply an arrangement of the structural columns and floor plates, however, by recessing the walls back from these frames, covered terraces are created, allowing residents to extend their living space outdoors. 

a white concrete exoskeleton frames AAVP's residential complex in paris designboom

 

 

the program of the complex was developed by aires mateus and AAVP to cater for a wide range of family units, from smaller studios to larger two bedrooms. each residence is designed to optimize light, natural ventilation and views out over the parisian skyline. the sheer volume of the project is also broken up with several pitched-roof volumes, in reference to the archetypal house and the more traditional apartments nearby. 

a white concrete exoskeleton frames AAVP's residential complex in paris designboom

a white concrete exoskeleton frames AAVP's residential complex in paris designboom

a white concrete exoskeleton frames AAVP's residential complex in paris designboom

a white concrete exoskeleton frames AAVP's residential complex in paris designboom

a white concrete exoskeleton frames AAVP's residential complex in paris designboom

a white concrete exoskeleton frames AAVP's residential complex in paris designboom

a white concrete exoskeleton frames AAVP's residential complex in paris designboom

a white concrete exoskeleton frames AAVP's residential complex in paris designboom

a white concrete exoskeleton frames AAVP's residential complex in paris designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project type: residential and retail

location: batignolles, paris, france

architects: aires mateus and AAVP architecture

photography: luc boegly

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

  • This is THE most beautiful building I’ve seen in ages. The white really pops, brightens, enlightens and lifts the space and surrounding environment. Kudos.

    Ben

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