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  7. Version Rubis Housing / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture

Version Rubis Housing / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture

  • 00:00 - 26 August, 2013
Version Rubis Housing / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture
Version Rubis Housing / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue du Mondial 98, 34000 Montpellier, France
  • Structure Engineering firm

    André Verdier
  • Fluids Engineering firm

    ENR Concept
  • Acoustician

  • Certification

    BBC Effinergie
  • Area

    6000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

Text description provided by the architects. Following the overall theme of the ZAC (mixed development zone), the building adopts an overarching sustainable development approach: the use of external sun shades provides effective protection from mid-season and summer solar inputs, but without blocking natural daylight.

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

In keeping with the urban and architectural rules of the ZAC, the building comprises a stamped concrete podium upon which the main portion of the building from the 3rd storey to the 7th storey sits, and a recessed attic. The whole building rises, at its highest point, to 10 storeys on the north side on Avenue du Mondial 98, and to 6 storeys on the south side, with varying heights for the "terraced" top storeys.

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

A five-storey main building was preferred to the four recommended by the ZAC rules, in order to lighten the volume of the "box" formed by the top attic floors (two floors containing two large luxury apartments).

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

The building has a complex volume formed by a series of recesses and overhangs. All homes will have a balcony or terrace, protected by fixed or sliding panels: the whole constitutes a consistent volume finished in a red colour palette (metal cladding, in aluminum cassette panels).

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

While satisfying the rules of the ZAC, this project is a block of dwellings with a strong, clear identity which contributes a touch of luxury amid the diverse architectural styles on offer in the Parc Marianne ZAC.

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

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Cite: "Version Rubis Housing / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture" 26 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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