OFIS: basket apartments in paris
 
OFIS: basket apartments in paris OFIS: basket apartments in paris
oct 09, 2012

OFIS: basket apartments in paris

‘basket apartments’ by OFIS, paris, france image © tomaz gregoric all images courtesy of OFIS

 

 

 

in a narrow north-south site of 11 meters by 200 meters along parc la vilette in paris’ 19th district, slovenian firm OFIS has just completed the new ‘basket apartments’ student housing. split into two basic volumes, the 11-storey buildings contain technical andservice areas in the basement, public functions on the ground floor and 192 individual residential studios in the nine levels above, within a modular reinforced concrete and steel structure. along the eastern facade, high-density stratified timber panels wrap the balconies like crookedly stacked boxes, helping to shade the primary windows of the living units. the western facade contains the circulation stairwells and corridors, assigned to the exterior and covered in an undulating polygonal expanded metal mesh. the transparent facade provides the necessary safety for the outdoor hallways but also allows inhabitants to look onto the adjacent football field.

 

the construct was designed with special attention to insulation and ventilation, using its advantage in orientation for plenty of daylight and a controlled heat gain. the circulation reduces the need for artificial lighting and acclimated masses. apartments are heated in part by heat recovery from exhaust air, with 300 square meters of photovoltaic panels on the roof and an on-site water collection system to irrigate the gardens.

view from the street image © tomaz gregoric

cladding stacked like crooked boxes image © tomaz gregoric

balcony facade image © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

sky bridge connecting buildings image © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

lobby image © tomaz gregoric

entrance and reception image © tomaz gregoric

mailboxes image © tomaz gregoric

expanded metal screen over the entrance doors image © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

image © tomaz gregoric

exterior corridor to units image © tomaz gregoric

stair well image © tomaz gregoric

frosted glass separates two bedrooms image © tomaz gregoric

apartment balcony image © tomaz gregoric

apartment interior image © tomaz gregoric

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 3

apartment floor plan

apartment section

section

elevation

elevation

axonometric diagram

model

project info:

location: 19th district, paris, france

status invited competition: 2008 construction start: 2009 completion: 2012 program: (student) apartment studios, common spaces, dining area, living space, storage
details: low energy consumption building, 10 floor building with 192 studios client: regie immobiliere de la ville de paris
area of site: 1981 m2; size of studios: 35 m2; building: 931 m2; gross floor area: 8500 m2; landscape: 1050 m2 dimensions: 29.20 m max height budget: 17.5 m € 
materials: concrete, glass, metal, plaster, high-density stratified timber panels, expanded metal mesh project team: rok oman, spela videcnik 
robert janez, janez martincic, andrej gregoric, janja del linz, louis geiswiller, hyunggyu kim,                       chaewan shin, jaehyun kim, erin durno, javier carrera, giuliana fimmano, jolien maes, lin wei structural engineering: integrale 4; bruno person mechanical & electrical engineering, sustainable development: cabinet mtc; cyril ganvert

  • Quel amateurisme technique pour un construction aussi récente!
    Cette construction est bourré de pont thermique! Je ne serai pas étonné si ces appartements seront classés énergetiquement dans les catégorie entre “E” et “G”.
    Chers ingénieurs de Régie Immobilière de Paris, vous étiez où lors de la phase Permis de construire?

    Juju says:
  • Quel amateurisme technique pour une construction aussi récente!
    Cette construction est bourré de pont thermique! Je ne serai pas étonné si ces appartements seront classés énergetiquement dans les catégories entre “E” et “G”.
    Chers ingénieurs de Régie Immobilière de Paris, vous étiez où lors de la phase Permis de Construire?

    Juju says:
  • quel commentaire dénué de connaissance, mon cher Juju !
    Tu aurais pu cependant dire “ouah, le linéaire de rupteur est absolument hallucinant !” (200m*2*11)
    l’étiquette énergétique est connue puisqu’il s’agit d’un bâtiment BBC, mais cette notion n’a rien à voir avec une quelconque autorisation administrative (PC)
    et enfin, il n’y a pas vraiment d’ingénieurs à la RIVP.

    merci de ne pas écrire n’importe quoi juste parce qu’on aime pas.
    Personellement, je ne trouve pas que cela soit le meilleur projet d’OFIS, mais je n’en n’aurai rien dit si votre commentaire ne m’avais pas fait bondir de ma chaise.

    Crdlt

    Y2C says:
  • Sometimes is better to read some technical books before commenting ,,juju,, . You will be surprised what is possible in the 21th century 🙂 .

    huhu says:
  • I like this building.

    mArkW says:
  • Ou là-lààà les Français ne supportent pas la critique! 😀 (\”huhu\”, are you French too?)
    Au lieu de se défendre avec des arguments, on est arrogant, on va tutoyer l’interlocuteur en question…vous avez quel age \”Y2C\”?
    Figurez-vous, vous lisez mal. J\’aime la forme et l\’idée de ce projet, visuellement est assez intéressant, élégant. Les studios pour étudiants sont assez spacieux, les espaces sont bien soignés, ainsi en terme de choix des matériaux.
    MAIS je ne peux pas accepter les revendications sans fondements (\”the construct was designed with special attention to insulation and ventilation, using its advantage in orientation for plenty of daylight\”…)

    Voici donc mes \”n\’importe quoi\”-s:

    Si vous avez déjà vu des photos thermiques infrarouge des façades prises en période hivernale dans ces régions, vous auriez vu que c\’est par le vitrage où il y a la perte la plus importante quand il s\’agit des bâtiments isolés extérieurs ou intérieurs:
    Voir les photos \”lobby\”, \”appartement balcony\” pour se rendre compte des largeurs et hauteurs de ces baies vitrés!

    Parce que:
    Lambda [double vitrage]=08-1.1W/mk en moyen
    Versus:
    Lambda [Isolation extérieure e=5cm]=0,036W/mk en moyen.
    Vous en France, vous considérez un bâtiment de basse consommation avec des surfaces de fenêtres aussi importantes?
    Hmmmmm…
    En ce qui concerne la Phase PC, c\’est là où il fallait se réveiller avant de le déposer, après pour changer le projet c\’est très coûteux!

    En plus ils ont investis dans 300m² du panneaux photovoltaïque à Paris où la durée d\’insolation par an est parmi les plus faible en France (82me place sur 96 département avec 1630 h/an; ça m\’a pris 15 second de le vérifier!)!Super…!
    En plus le concepteur a mis plein élément inutile sur la façade pour empêcher le pauvre soleil de pénétrer dans ces studios…en hiver….et en été, ça fait des ombres, sert, mais la consommation liée au chauffage est plus importante à considérer.

    Cette construction serait bien sa place dans un climat méditerranéen, mais pas à Paris!

    Cordialement

    Answer to \”huhu\”, I am a technical writer, maybe you\’ll learn and see something from me that I invented in recent years (I own several patents too…).How about you?:)

    Juju (again) says:
  • This is one of the most interesting buildings in Paris since several years

    defence says:
  • Rien à dire. C’est nickel!

    kolargol says:
  • 1) building is very interesting
    2) juju you have a self esteem issue (several patents, technical writer, maybe you\’ll learn something from me…), instead of impressing anyone you come off as condescending with low self esteem…
    3) facade could be a little more cheerful maybe? colors? brown is nice but there are other colors and materials… right?

    ea berlin says:
  • great site

    http://www.beau-paris.com/ says:
  • Fantastic! This apartment is really beautiful and artistic. I loe this apartment.

    lorraine_angel says:

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
492,668 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample