Massy Logements / du Besset-Lyon Architectes

Massy Logements / du Besset-Lyon Architectes

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5088 Area:  5088
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Year:  2012
  • Photographs Photographs:  Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon Architectes
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Text description provided by the architects. Following two street lines, the building stands on a corner and faces a public square. In order to hold its place efficiently within the urban fabric its architecture is simple and takes advantage of the sheer size of a 60 apartment’s construction. Size matters when it comes to achieve a dense city. Simplicity and some uniformity contribute to the appeal of residential buildings. The specific color of the facades helps assert the presence of the building.

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Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon Architectes

The building must also seduce by giving an impression that the residents benefit a number of advantages in term of living. Consequently, every architectural move corresponds to an advantage: bow-window, loggia, large balcony, terrace, private garden, large window….

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Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon Architectes

The project offers 5 types of apartments: • On the ground floor are duplexes set 80cm higher than the street level. Their façade on the street is setback as to form a planted loggia that is 3 meters high. This approach contributes to the urban scale of the building and offers a deeper perception of trees planted along the sidewalk. The back facades open on private gardens. • On the interior of the plot stand four row houses surrounded by private gardens. • On the first floor: small single oriented apartments, with a street view, large windows and a narrow balcony. • On the current levels: double oriented apartments with balcony or loggia and bow-windows 60 cm deep. The windowsills of the bow-windows are 75cm height as to enlarge the space without consuming square meters. • On the last floor: apartments with two or three orientations and large terraces.

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Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon Architectes

The majority of apartments have a separated kitchen with a sliding door leaving the possibility to have the table either in the kitchen or in the living room. The building presents high efficiency in term of energy (HQE) The main building is treated with corrugated aluminum cladding that is light grey or plum-colored. The loggias on the ground floor are covered by green tiles. The row houses are treated with wood cladding. The structure and the balconies are in concrete.

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Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon Architectes

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Address:Massy, France

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Cite: "Massy Logements / du Besset-Lyon Architectes" 13 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/292626/massy-logements-du-besset-lyon-architectes> ISSN 0719-8884
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