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26 Apartments / TVK

26 Apartments / TVK

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Choisy-le-Roi, France
  • Architects: TVK
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2006

Text description provided by the architects. This project is poised to make a statement about what social housing can be: to provide high quality housing at controlled costs, and promote a strong architectural image in the city.

The 26 units in the building are distributed around a core stairwell in order to take advantage of the site’s angled position. The service rooms are grouped together at the center of the building, and the living rooms benefit from a double exposition. The vista of the Seine and the surrounding landscape is thus largely visible. The load-bearing façade allows for the elimination of bearing walls in the apartments in order to leave open new possibilities over time.

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While the apartments are based on a logical principle of organization, the arrangement of the balconies is what gives a unique character to each unit. Each apartment benefits from a private outdoor space: gardens for the ground floor, balconies for the middle floors, and large terraces for the top floors.

The choice of a principle, continuous material for the group of façades expresses a sense of unity and reinforces the geometry of the Ilot.

The exterior is enriched by the diversity of balconies that create a random visual play on the façade. The utilization of bricks as a facing adds further complexity to this imperfect site, and gives one the perception of a façade that is constantly changing.

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Address:94600 Choisy-le-Roi, France

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Cite: "26 Apartments / TVK" 10 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/109522/26-apartments-tvk> ISSN 0719-8884
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