ECDM Architects recently designed another housing project (we just shared their Student Housing Project earlier on AD) in the Issy les moulineaux, France. Entitled ZAC bords de seine the project features retail and mixed service areas in addition to several gardens that create “an intelligent living space that turns to its surrounding environment and weather elements for assistance.”
More about the project after the break.
This housing project, which is seen as an “island”, is comprised of eight components that are positioned into plots allowing maximum sunlight to enter the apartments. Lush foliage creates a rooftop garden while occupants can plant their own gardens on their suspended terraces which will bring an overall “garden theme” to the complex.
The structure collects rainwater that is stored for later irrigation purposes. Trees not on embellish the exterior landscape, but are also planted inside through large circular skylights to provide sunlight and create a dynamic atmosphere. Even the parking lot design incorporates foliage through circular skylights in an effort to push the garden theme.