- Associates : e. MANGIN tapestry; TERRANERGIE thermal engineering
- Context : Village
- Cost : 432 298 €HT
- City : Velle-sur-Moselle
- Country : France
Text description provided by the architects. An enlightened public client committed to a contemporary program: senior or family housing, social diversity in a rural area to happen within a vacant farmhouse which he owns. The three outer façades of the end block are covered with fiber cement slate: local taste.
The fourth inner façade, formed by pulling back the volume on the upper floors, is clad with aluminum when not glazed. It now faces south, solving the problem of the old farm being deep and dark.
This lighting device defines the quality of the upper dwellings. It establishes a unique that does not interfere with every day/banal character of the village.