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  7. 24 Housings in Argenton Sur Creuse / Atelier Alassoeur

24 Housings in Argenton Sur Creuse / Atelier Alassoeur

  • 01:00 - 10 June, 2014
24 Housings in Argenton Sur Creuse / Atelier Alassoeur
24 Housings in Argenton Sur Creuse / Atelier Alassoeur, © Brice Desrez
© Brice Desrez

© Brice Desrez © Brice Desrez © Brice Desrez © Brice Desrez + 23

Text description provided by the architects. In the centre of Argenton sur Creuse, in close proximity to the library, the project fits into a plot of rough ground. In fact, a gradient of more than thirteen metres separates the highest and lowest points.

© Brice Desrez
© Brice Desrez

The plan for the flats connects up with the central building which will be reconverted as part of the plan by the town of Argenton.

© Brice Desrez
© Brice Desrez

Four blocks are spread out over the site. The first, bordering the street, marks the entrance and frames the retained existing building. The other blocks are distributed around the peripheries of the site and extend onto two to four levels. Access is from the outside and is achieved through passageways. The whole of the ground floor area is accessible and a lift serves the main building.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

A masonry base supports the various storeys. The various storeys are composed of concrete floors, then a ‘coating’ in wood constitutes the structure of the outer skin. This ensures thermal efficiency since thermal bridges are thus suppressed. This structure is clad in a covering of untreated douglas or boxed in with coloured steel. The metal parts are galvanized.

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Cite: "24 Housings in Argenton Sur Creuse / Atelier Alassoeur" 10 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884