In terms of architectural writing, we chose to create a “bi-frontal” architecture characterized by:

on the street side, a homogeneous frontage with open rain screen cladding in aluminum profiles.

This lightweight screen reveals in transparency alternating game of “plain and voids” revealing the loggias set back and protected by the rain screen resulting in a dynamic and vibrating façade.

On the upper level, the building dematerializes; the cladding becomes wind screen masking the technical equipment on the roof.

on the garden side, a fragmented and deconstructed facade, characterized by large terraces which follow a cascading profile decreasing from the lower to upper levels and fitted with sliding shades allowing for a more intimate shelter.

Each terrace is provided with inbuilt storage and is treated as a real additional “living space” to the dwelling, accessible from the living room, kitchen and where possible from the bedrooms.

Each tenant can “personalize” their terrace, according to his or her needs, choose its use along the seasons and contribute in this way to the construction of the dwelling «in his image and resemblance» within the overall building envelope.

  • LOCATION : Avenue du Général de Gaulle – Tremblay-en-France (93), FR
  • DESIGN TEAM LEADER: B+C Architectes
  • ARTIST : C215
  • BRIEF: construction of 41 dwellings for social housing and a commercial space of 320m² for the extension of the adjoining Jacques Tati cinema – Environmental certification: Label Effinergie+ and certification CERQUAL : NF Habitat HQE
  • AREA: 3 130 m²
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