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Le Candide / Bruno Rollet Architecte

  • Architects: Bruno Rollet Architecte
  • Location: Vitry-sur-Seine, France
  • 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
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Luc Boegly, Courtesy of Bruno Rollet Architecte

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

From the architect. 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
© 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
© 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
© 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.

© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

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

Courtesy of Bruno Rollet Architecte
Courtesy of Bruno Rollet Architecte
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