LAN architecture: collective housing units   begles, france LAN architecture: collective housing units   begles, france
jan 18, 2010

LAN architecture: collective housing units begles, france

LAN architecture has unveiled a new, sustainable social housing complex. the french architects directed their research towards a hybrid typology combining the house and the apartment.

the underlying principle of their approach was that of stacking containers, studying habitat modes, climatic conditions and the sun’s trajectory throughout the year to find a way in which to organize them. the project’s column-slab supporting structure has a system of lightweight facades providing ultra-high performance insulation levels.

all residents have the possibility of using their exterior space as a windbreak, a mini-greenhouse or conversely, as a means of cooling or ventilating.

the morphology of each unit stems from the desire to develop housing units enabling a variety of uses very simply and with no extra technological input. the cross-building units have adaptable exterior spaces and at least two different orientations.

general info: program: construction of a complex of apartments, shops and business space location: terres neuves district, bègles, france date: 2009 client: ataraxia, saemcib cost: € 6.5 M HT size: 6 500 m2 timetable: 2009-2012

  • Would a single tree have been to much???
    DO NOT HIDE MY ARCHITECTURE is why you are architect?

    whatever... says:
  • look at the plan, there are threes

    tree hu says:
  • Suptil variation of MVRDV’s work in Madrid.
    Some diagrams are missing
    the terrasse can be closed in winter to get more energie efficiency.
    I like the typologies

    FRAN says:

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