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Viviendas en Toulouse / Mateo Arquitectura

Viviendas en Toulouse / Mateo Arquitectura

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula + 15

Apartments  · 
Toulouse, France
  • Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 13628.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013
  • Photographs photographs: Adrià Goula
  • Structure

    BOMA Inpasa

  • Landscape

    Manuel Colominas
  • Client

    KAUFMAN & BROAD
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© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

Text description provided by the architects. In Toulouse, near the airport and the river Garonne.

A housing development that seeks to optimize the living conditions of each of its cells. The whole is broken down to prioritize the meeting with the domestic rather than insisting on the abstraction of the idea.

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A complex of four independent but conceptually connected volumes (A, B, C and D) arranged around a semi-private garden.

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

A formalizes the street leading to it, its volume exaggerating the perspective.
B is detached, in the middle; it has to reflect light inwards.
C twists its volume to construct the corner.
D is lower (three storeys) and light. It encloses the complex at the rear gently, like a fence.

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

A, B and C are finished in black and white brick, in varying but complementary propor tions.

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Floor Plan

A, on the street tarmac, is mainly black (80% black, 20% white). B, designed to reflect, is its opposite (80% white, 20% black). C, at the corner, is balanced (50% white, 50% black).

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

A, B and C all have zinc roofs with the same pitch, which slide down the rear façade in B.
D, light and soft, has wood.

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Based on this reasoning, the buildings were constructed with emphasis on the expressive capacity of artisan work as a sensible framework for human relations.

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

The garden is a recreation, using characteristic materials (gravels, sands ...) and vegetation (poplars...), of the meander of the nearby river Garonne.

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Address: Toulouse, France

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Cite: "Viviendas en Toulouse / Mateo Arquitectura" 14 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/505327/viviendas-en-toulouse-mateo-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884

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