after an accurate analysis of different constraints on this operation — deadlines and phasing, environmental ambitions, number of housings to be created — PERIPHERIQUES architectes has proposed to preserve a part of the existing structure: two paralleled piped buildings set back from the street, located in paris and built in 1978 by architect anthony bechu. the condition of the building structure is compatible with the development of the new housings. therefore, the plot is densified and in the interior a shared courtyard is preserved, dedicated to the residences.


the completed social housing and restaurant project by PERIPHERIQUES

 

 

the urban approach of the french based agency PERIPHERIQUES architectes‘ project and its relation to the street are redefined. the structural frame of the building A is preserved, as well as its staircase and elevator shafts, brought into conformity — this building is totally partitioned and its facades are recomposed.


this building is totally partitioned and its facades are recomposed

 

 

the building B is demolished to give way to a new construction of eight levels in the continuity of building A, redesigned and extending until alignment on street side of lorraine. lower new constructions are located on the street alignment to form a continuous urban front on the entire perimeter of the site: a housing building on rue de lorraine — building C — and the social restaurant on the ground floor of street of crimée — building D.


the urban approach of the project and its relation to the street are redefined

 

 

the cladding of the facades is made of iridescent enameled terracotta. the composition of the facades is linked to the large number of windows — more than 350 — of 173 apartments. PERIPHERIQUES has aimed to avoid the repetition effect from the street. a type framework was created in order to receive a window — single or double — or a full panel.


the cladding of the facades is made of iridescent enameled terracotta

 

 

three extruded terracotta profiles were created for this operation with each of the different surface angles. with the development of iridescent enamel, these three profiles become diffraction surfaces of the light for the project. the idea was to create an ‘atmospheric’ facade which reflects both the reflections of the sky and its surroundings.


the idea was to create an ‘atmospheric’ facade which reflects both the reflections of the sky and its surroundings

 

 

the apartment is composed by a block with bathroom, kitchen and a storage at the entrance, to be allowed to free the principal room in order to profit of light of sun. studios made in light tones and raw materials have a certain sobriety facilitating appropriation. the furniture equipment was chosen in conjunction with the client. the floors of circulations are in porcelain stoneware like colored carpets.


the plot is densified and in the interior a shared courtyard is preserved, dedicated to the residences

 

 

on ground level, the colored floors create an interior ambiance. the ground floor common areas, laundry, meeting room, offices, living room are glazed and allow crossing views in the building. the social restaurant opens on the crimée street and uses the checkerboard language of the project. the facade of the restaurant marked by large black metal frames generates a basement effect to the building, bearing a green roof planted with tall grasses.


three extruded terracotta profiles were created for this operation with each of the different surface angles


on ground level, the colored floors create an interior ambiance


studios are made in light tones and raw materials to have a certain sobriety facilitating appropriation


the social restaurant opens on the crimée street and uses the checkerboard language of the project

 

 

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edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom

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