Le Candide / Bruno Rollet Architecte

  • 08 Nov 2012
  • Housing Selected Works
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Architects: Bruno Rollet Architecte
Location: Vitry-sur-Seine,
Architect: Bruno Rollet
Assistant Architect: Emeline Pacreau
Engineers: EPDC
General Contractor: DEMATHIEU & BARD
Electricity: HELIN ELEC
Client: Vitry-sur-Seine OPH (housing improvement operation)
Area: 2,316 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luc Boegly

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The project is located in the Balzac district, at the southern end of Vitry-sur-Seine, near the A86 motorway. To the west lies a hill, while the town centre is located to the north and the rivers Seine and Marne to the east.

© Luc Boegly

I designed this building as a “representation of nature”, a nature formed from bricks, wood and vegetation. Angles are rounded and the curved balconies differ from one level to another. The result is a supple form that captures the light.

© Luc Boegly

Between the public space and the interior of the building lies a succession of filters: planted screen / garden with its vegetation directly planted into the soil / balconies and terraces / loggias / housing units / shared rooftop gardens.

© Luc Boegly

All housing units are provided with a double or triple aspect as well as a planted balcony or terrace. The living rooms, positioned on the angles of the building, are occasionally extended by loggias. The garden is planted around the wickerwork and brick finished building which is surrounded by lacework balconies.

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The building is specifically designed for the Balzac district. Like nature itself, it will change over time.

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