Margot-Duclot architectes associés (MDaa) : The projects appears as a singular and unique object, emanating a sense of renewal that is perceived immediately upon entering the neighbourhood.
Its expression is traduced with the use of two materials with complementary yet opposite qualities:
– Brick—for its domestic thickness and for its solid reference to the ground and to the facades of the neighbouring Briques Rouges
– Lacquered, expanded metal—for a material lightness that discretely reveals the comforts of the apartments and the usage of the balconies, without completely exposing them to views from the street.
All of the apartments enjoy a garden, a balcony, or a terrace. The balconies are sheltered to the south, west, and east behind the white screen of expanded metal.
The residence for the medically assisted is conceived as a large, solid house with 20 rooms that are arranged around generous common spaces.
Program: social housing, 68 residential units and one residence for medically assisted people
Official name of the project: Immobilière 3F
Architects: MARGOT-DUCLOT architectes associés
Project manager: MARGOT-DUCLOT Guillaume
Surface: Housing units 4870m² / Foster 900m²
Budget: Housing units 9.258.000€ / Residence 1.985.000€
Competition: June 2012
Project end date: May 2016
General contractor: BAGOT
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