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Legendre / Avenier Cornejo Architectes

  • 01:00 - 11 July, 2013
Legendre / Avenier Cornejo Architectes
Legendre / Avenier Cornejo Architectes, © Stephane Chalmeau
© Stephane Chalmeau

© Stephane Chalmeau © Cristobal Palma © Stephane Chalmeau © Cristobal Palma + 18

© Serge Barto
© Serge Barto

Text description provided by the architects. This typical street in the seventeenth arrondissement of Paris was the former site of a music and dance school which was bought by the city of Paris for the construction of 10 social housing units and a business space. Following a call for tender, the Avenier Cornejo architecture firm was selected.

© Serge Barto
© Serge Barto

Contrasting sharply with the original streetscape, this unusual building imposes its presence and sets off the preexisting adjacent buildings. The street façade is a series of vertical, perforated metal panels. A pattern stretches across the multiple panels like a net to give the building a uniform feel. The cladding covers both solid and glazed sections. Over the windows, the metal panels act as full-height shutters that rotate outwards and animate the building facade.

© Stephane Chalmeau
© Stephane Chalmeau

This system is perfectly adapted to the exterior insulation, and reduces thermal bridges to respect low-energy housing standards. The building’s compact volumes also limit energy loss, while the shutters enable flexible management of sun and light as the facade faces south-east. The fixed cladding and folding panels soften the building’s stark aspect and allow the facade to evolve throughout the day.

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

Vertical accesses are located in the center of the building, freeing up the street-facing rooms for daytime living.

© Stephane Chalmeau
© Stephane Chalmeau

The calm garden façade is light-colored in order to reflect natural lighting and has fewer glazed sections to prevent energy loss. This peaceful, harmonious exposition is ideal for the bedrooms. All apartments have double expositions.

© Serge Barto
© Serge Barto

The rear courtyard side of the building has a diaphanous quality which is partially created by the frosted small windows that punctuate the facade.

© Stephane Chalmeau
© Stephane Chalmeau

Behind the business and lobby area there is a small, surprisingly lush garden with ground cover plants and a red blood maple tree. This space infuses the entrance

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Cite: "Legendre / Avenier Cornejo Architectes" 11 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/398473/legendre-avenier-cornejo-architectes/> ISSN 0719-8884
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