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11 Housing Units in a Slope / 2:pm Architectures

11 Housing Units in a Slope / 2:pm Architectures
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Courtesy of 2:pm Architectures

For 2:pm Architectures, it is important to prove that today, building a sustainable and energy-efficient building is not necessarily synonymous with building in wood. Sustainable development must begin with a general reflection of the building process, including its materials. Therefore, the project is the choice of expressing a habitat in the density of implantation and two totaling 11 units. These two types present two ways to integrate into the site, two wills of dialogue with the slope which meet the demands of the various programmatic typologies. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Indeed the extensive use of a material can quickly become detrimental to the economic market. Steel is a building material to take into account for sustainable development considerations in many aspects. The steel is recycled and reclaimed 100% and is reusable indefinitely with all of its original properties found after the treatment of the material.

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Courtesy of 2:pm Architectures

More often, it is produced locally and the routing of structural work presents a low carbon amount. The implementation of the steel framing system under construction is done by assembly. The components of the steel housing is easy to disassemble, recover and recycle.

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Courtesy of 2:pm Architectures

The building to the east of the site has a slender volume, placed horizontally on the rock with an opening on the panorama from the bed of the Loire. The roof is single but has inflections in conjunction with the edge of the Crete rear of the cliffs. The two buildings to the west offer vertical houses reminiscent of the country and a single slope roof with quartz cut slightly squared to resonate with houses arranged in excavations troglodytes.

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Courtesy of 2:pm Architectures

These buildings offer a contemporary reinterpretation of the local habitat while maintaining the characteristics of vernacular architecture in Turkey: fine facades on the street, shooting vertical, single slope roof, and accessibility by exterior stairs.

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Courtesy of 2:pm Architectures

Architect: 2:pm Architectures Location: Turquant, France Project Team: AIA Ingénierie, Bétyle, Cabinet Faure Client: Parc Loire Anjou Tourraine Program: Housing Cost: 750,000 euros Materials: steel structure Competition: February 2011

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "11 Housing Units in a Slope / 2:pm Architectures" 29 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/154269/11-housing-units-in-a-slope-2pm-architectures/> ISSN 0719-8884
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