Le Cabanon / Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés

Le Cabanon / Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés

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Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
  • Architects: Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011
  • Photographs Photographs:  Stephan Lucas

Text description provided by the architects. An idyllic site in front of a horrifyingly uninteresting building. In terms of scale, the project is insignificant. And yet, we win the competition at Sophia Antipolis. An exercise of absolute banality carried to the limits of architectural elegance and pleasure. Le Corbusier’s “cabanon” gave him all that he needed to think and reflect on when he left the city… 

© Stephan Lucas
© Stephan Lucas

This small student centre gives us the possibility to have fun with architecture as well as recognise how trivial our profession can be. It is an elegant volume that houses a cafeteria and a library/reading room with all its ancillary functions. The cafeteria opens out towards the forest of pine trees that stand in front of the site; and the library is placed on the upper level. It is the superimposition of two primordial acts which are, for students, eating and reading, preferably not in the same place and not at the same time.

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Address:Rue de Sophia-Antipolis, 14200 Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France

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Cite: "Le Cabanon / Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés" 20 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/208191/le-cabanon-atelier-seraji-atela-architectes> ISSN 0719-8884
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