28 Social Housing In Paris / KOZ Architectes

© Guillaume Grasseet

Architects: KOZ Architectes
Location: Paris, France
Structure: EVP Ingénierie
Project area: 440 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Guillaume Grasseet, Jean-Baptiste Pellerin

© Jean-Baptiste Pellerin

Key points

The complex comprises 28 apartments, a shop, a business premises and a basement for parking. Reinforced structural system. Coloured high-density laminated panels. Rain-water collection, planted roof, heated flooring, external wood/aluminium joinery, loggia and private walkways for all apartments.

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Environmental quality

THPE RT2005: 70 kwh/m2/year; systematic exterior insulation, including parapet; thermal bridge breakers; heated flooring; natural lighting of all rooms and stairwells; double or even triple orientation, corner living room; maximisation of glazed surfaces; air permeability tested in accordance with Effinergie requirements.

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Cite: "28 Social Housing In Paris / KOZ Architectes" 23 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=105261>
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  • Katsudon

    Interesting, but… what happens inside the white boxes?
    Are the bedrooms only lightened by a single small window?
    I don’t understand the section clearly.
    It looks like the roofs of the white boxes are just a simple wooden structure.
    Covered with what kind of material?

  • http://experiencingarchitecture.com simondroog

    I would also like to see the interior of the houses. In social housing I’m always interesting in the living conditions of the users. Due to small budgets in social housing, it’s difficult to provide comfortable living environment AND make it look good. I think the project looks good, but how about the comfortable living environment? This should have priority over look imho…

  • Trevdor

    Yes, it certainly looks pretty good, but this better be really low budget to justify some of these planning mistakes. Needs more interior light for one. For another, and this may be different in Europe, but having bedrooms immediately off of the main living space goes out of style once you graduate college and start a family. Other than those two issues (and a few doors that look kind of awkward in plan) it’s nice to see someone do an attractive social housing project.

  • katrina

    Is there any special purpose to use yellow and green colors in the building?????
    Maybe it looks attractive, but do these colors add any kind of value to the building??!!!!!!