Rue de la Convention Housing / Jean Paul Viguier Architecture

© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
Location: Paris,
Architect project manager: Octave Parant
Architecte project leader: David Cisar
Team construction phase: Jean Blondel, Patrick Tavernier
Landscapes architects: Pierre-Henri Cazes, Benjamin Doré
Contractors: Paris-Habitat for 128 housings / Vinci for 78 housings
Technical consultant and economist: ARCOBA
Representative company: Bouygues Bâtiment
Project Area: 18,200 sqm
Budget: 20 M €
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

plan 01

The plan layout is grouped to form a compact building entity, providing both a coherent base for environmental performance concepts and a reply to the insertion of the program within the existing site. The density of the resulting model frees up the garden area and the facade of the building behind.

© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

This ‘compacting’ of the building is the result of a study to optimise its volumetric constraints and orientation in order to gain a maximum of direct sunlight without penalising the existing neighbours. All apartments have a dual orientation which allows direct sunlight both morning and evening together with the additional comfort of cross-ventilation.

© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

The operation takes the form of a series of blocks of progressive height, linked by veranda type walkways. This principle generates a cascade of landscaped elements at the heart of the building. The blocks are organised around compact, day lit services and circulation cores thus avoiding the ‘staircase syndrome’.

elevation 01

A series of measures have been undertaken in respect of sustainable design to give the project its ‘HQE’ status.

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Cite: "Rue de la Convention Housing / Jean Paul Viguier Architecture" 09 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • up_today_arch

    Small bridges are nice… Elevations are common…

  • Anya C.

    Edgy and sleek with clean views.
    Amazingly, we’re going back to the basics.
    It resembles to the 60′s urban architecture.

  • Круто

    Блін.. круто і практично