Housing For Residétapes / Barré Lambot Architectes

© Philippe Ruault

Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes + J. Béranger and S. Vincent
Location: Rue André Tardieu, 44200 , France
Collaborators: Florence MARTY, AREST, ISOCRATE
Project area: 4,400 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault

This housing complex takes place on the western limit of a block, facing the future business district. The location on the Loire basin contributes at the desire to provide housing multiple unobstructed views of the city. 137 housing units “studio type” of an area of 21 sqm each are organized on 11 levels and are served by two lifts and inner circulations with daylight. A meeting room is located in west front on the 11th floor. Residents get the benefit of a vast garden at first floor, designed by Florence Marty, landscape architect.

© Philippe Ruault

This mix of programs (office / residential) and the common structural principles formally identified the housing part:

- by a separate volume

- by a different the skin : the facades is made of champagne color aluminum panels,

plan 01

- by the pattern of the façade including double height living rooms glazing

- by the ground treatment of the building facing the basin, as a glazed base containing a brasserie.

Each room’s benefit of two windows (floor to ceiling) assuring a good quality of use.

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Cite: "Housing For Residétapes / Barré Lambot Architectes" 20 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=104540>
  • http://urbanlabglobalcities.blogspot.com/ Annick Labeca

    This mixed-use building is interesting yet austere. A little bit ‘cold’ for me particularly the hall and exterior walls. This apart, it’s a good project.

  • utopianrobot

    is this public housing or market rate private development?

  • liveload

    like the “glass” elevator – clever way of getting light in to the lobbys. excellent public amenity space, especially considering the no frills approach to the rest of the design.

  • eddieadams

    looks like 60s urban renewal with a wetlands hi-line thrown in the middle.

  • brieuc ros

    I love neo-modern aechitecture.