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Roller Coaster / Peripheriques Architectes

  • Architects: Peripheriques Architectes
  • Location: Île de Nantes, Nantes, France
  • Project Managers: S. Truchot, Avec E. Reiffers, C. Porto, X. Wang, T. Dantec, S. Le Gallo, Antoine Roy
  • Area: 6200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau

From the architect. The building is U-shaped around a south orientated central garden. The shape choice allows the sun to penetrate deeply in the heart of the block, and therefore offers a good apartment orientation.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

The volume is cut by a series of ramps on the roof surface. Like a deployed ribbon, the volume elevates up to 9 levels, before coming down again to the 3rd floor. The highest point is in the North in order not to block the South-West orientation.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

The monolithic volumetrics is emphasized by the pearly shaded « scales », made of lacquered steel, covering the facades. The coulour of the building changes according to the luminosity and the view angles, going from coloured to uniform grey shades.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

The rigour of the facade is animated by four types of balconies with wood or metal covering.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

All the apartments are light, disposing of a double orientation, in the same way that a permeability is instaured between the block and the street. Along with the multi-orientated views, all the occupants benefit of an exterior garden space or a loggia/ balcony (according to the cases) overviewing the garden or the street.

Site Plan
Site Plan
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