chartcorb prints iconic haussmannian façade on a parisian building

chartcorb prints iconic haussmannian façade on a parisian building

thomas corbasson and karine chartier of paris-based architecture firm chartcorb, completes its cleverly designed haussmannian façade for its rue championnet apartment. while the majority of the buildings constructed on rue championnet were built during the haussmann era, where the façades are nearly identical, chartcorb’s apartments were too convoluted to be done in a similar manner.

85 rue championnet blends in with this typical haussmann street



as a result, chartcorb photographed and reproduced haussmannian façades on large anodised aluminium trespa panels in order to cover the face of the structure and retain its parisian identity. the architects use a one to one scale which carries on the repetitive nature of the haussmann style amidst the other buildings.

the perforated trespa panels makes the true structure slightly visible

the contrast of both the real and photographed façade

details of the perforated panels with open windows

the building’s façade is painted black

the entrance to one of the 85 rue championnet apartments

the industrial staircase leans upon a lightly tinted stone wall

the haussmann-style panels seen from the interior

the perforated panels reflect the famed architect’s era





project info:


address: 85, rue championnet, 75018 paris
delivery: march 2017
client: private
architects: chartier-corbasson
architect’s assistants: luca muratorio, michelle ramirez, emmanuel leroy
bet tce: facea
certification: qualitel millésime 2012
programme: 12 apartments + parking places 5 t2, 5 t3, 1 duplex t4 and 1 studio
area/sdp: 932m²
photos: romain meffre & yves marchand



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edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

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