aldric beckmann uses corrugated metal to clad seaport alleon housing in bordeaux
 

aldric beckmann uses corrugated metal to clad seaport alleon housing in bordeaux

the seaport alleon housing project has been designed by aldric beckmann architectes in bordeaux, france. the concept behind the scheme for the ‘tam tam’ site is to bring to the fore the site’s former industrial heritage as a port, an integral part of the history of the city, in order to maintain its poetic spirit within an overall objective of sustainable development.

all images courtesy of aldric beckmann architectes

 

 

the use of height by aldric beckmann emphasises the proximity of the bay and gives the apartments remarkable panoramic views. the architectural language exploits and reinterprets the dynamic historic codes of the site. the urban form takes its place whilst paying heed to the surroundings and position, whilst leaving the heart of the site open and green.

 

 

the circulation of air and light, subdivisions, orientations and the subtle relationship between public and private space are the main principles that have guided the building of these new homes. separated into two areas by a footpath, the site’s position culminates in the new road: a ‘tower’ that stands out at the fifth floor, whilst the interior of the site is built on a more human scale of small houses, with ground floors that house bicycles and vehicles and the shared garden, which is visible from the footpath.

 

 

the garden echoes the planted terraces that appear on each level as well as the numerous balconies. the main material is metal: solid and perforated, with sloping roofs and treated façades that run the length of the buildings, gratings, railings, balconies, staircases and open corridors visible from the exterior together creating a lively and animated appearance. a variety of materials and colors positioned randomly (blinds) make for an unusual and contemporary construction.

 

 

project info:

 

project name: seaport alleon housing

location: bordeaux, france

architect: aldric beckmann architectes

 

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

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    492,661 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample