In Progress: Student Apartment Studios in Paris / OFIS

In Progress: Student Apartment Studios in Paris / OFIS
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The Student Apartment Studios in Paris by OFIS involves designing a dormitory with 180 studios on the site of the Stade de Ladoumègue in Paris’s 19th district. Currently in construction phase the dormitory is part of an urban development done by Reichen & Robert architects. Scheduled for completion for the end of 2011 the Student Apartment Studio in Paris will coordinate with the Paris tram which will open in early 2012.

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Architects: OFIS arhitekti Location: Rue des Petits Ponts, 19th district, Paris, France Design Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Robert Janez, katja Aljaz, Andrej Gregoric, Javier Carrera, Janez Martincic Client: Competition Sponsor and Patron, Regie Immobiliere de la Ville de Paris Project Area: 931 sqm Project Year: 2008 – 2011

The major objectives of the project are to design a home to accommodate students, offering them a healthy environment for studying, learning, having fun, meeting… The building must also be «energy efficient» to conjoin with the desire of the city of Paris’s «climate plan» and must begin building by the end of 2010.

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To achieve these objectives of energy performance and construction timetable the focus was to design a simple, well insulated and ventilated object which will function at its best during all seasons. The parcel has a very particular configuration; 11m in width and extending approximately 200m long in north-south axis, which foreshadows the importance of processing the eastern facade overlooking the extension of the street, des Petits Ponts. In addition, this street will host the tram and both cyclist and pedestrian walkways. The residence comprises 192 studios. All rooms are equipped with the same principle throughout for better optimization.

The key concept point is inside the studios: work on light, air quality and spaces. The accommodations are crossing, allowing for natural light throughout the apartment. The design of housing was thought to offer comfort, brightness and functionality. The layout is rational and allows modularity. The apartments are mechanically ventilated with a double shift VMC. The breakdown by VMC is much more economical and offers students air and a healthy environment, necessary and vital for the smooth functioning of the individual.

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The facades will have a major impact on its surroundings because of the length of the plot. The eastern facade of the building looks towards the sport field and is composed of loggias covered in bamboo. They appear on the cover as wooden cocoons and are randomly oriented to diversify the views and rhythm of the facade. The arrangement of the elements creates a dynamic surface and breaks down the scale of the building at the same time.

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Cite: Kelly Minner. "In Progress: Student Apartment Studios in Paris / OFIS" 09 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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