LAN screens 30 social housing units with folding panels in paris
photo by julien lanoo
all images courtesy of LAN

 

 

 

french architecture office LAN has completed a 30 unit social housing complex in the fréquel-fontarabie area of paris. as the finalizing piece of an urban redevelopment project in the réunion quarter of the city, the apartments are organized throughout four structures and provide affordable living while paying specific attention to sustainable building. the façades feature large openings toward a central plaza and garden, while screened with folding steel shutters for regulated privacy and thermal gain.

LAN architecture 30 social housing units fréquel paris designboom

folding metal shutters allow for controlled openness to the internal plaza and garden
photo by julien lanoo

 

 

 

the complex’s operable façades toward the interior of the site are contrasted by black concrete walls on street-facing elevations. the structures feature solar panels on their roofs, which help to supply energy into the buildings.

LAN architecture 30 social housing units fréquel paris designboom

the 30 unit complex is organized throughout four buildings
photo by julien lanoo

LAN architecture 30 social housing units fréquel paris designboom

the structures’ street facing elevations are composed of black concrete panels and wood window frames
photo by julien lanoo

LAN architecture 30 social housing units fréquel paris designboom

at night the units glow through the perforated metal panels
photo by julien lanoo

LAN architecture 30 social housing units fréquel paris designboom

photo by julien lanoo

LAN architecture 30 social housing units fréquel paris designboom

the units feature large openings onto outdoor balconies
photo by julien lanoo

LAN architecture 30 social housing units fréquel paris designboom

the buildings’ stairwells are composed to be luminous and spatially open
photo by julien lanoo

LAN architecture 30 social housing units fréquel paris designboom

photo by julien lanoo

LAN architecture 30 social housing units fréquel paris designboom

the social housing complex serves as the finalizing piece of an urban redevelopment project in the réunion quarter
photo by julien lanoo

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: paris – fréquel-fontarabie area, france
completion date: 2014
client: paris habitat OPH
cost: € 5.9M excl. VAT
surface: 2,242 sqm
team: LAN, LGX ingénierie (all-trades engineers), franck boutté agency (HEQ)
photography: julien lanoo