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  7. Callot B1 Housing / Jacques Boucheton Architectes

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Callot B1 Housing / Jacques Boucheton Architectes

  • 15:00 - 25 April, 2016
Callot B1 Housing / Jacques Boucheton Architectes
Callot B1 Housing  / Jacques Boucheton Architectes, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau + 18

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

Text description provided by the architects. Following the partial demolition of a social housing units, this project expresses a link between the historical district and the vale of “Dervallières” while re-introducing an appropriation of the nearby green spaces.

Diagram
Diagram

The volumetric aspect consists of a new building attached to a larger old building complex. The project thus sets up in the axis of the composition of the original plan, in order not to obstruct the East-West perspectives of the neighbourhood, and make the project fit in the important site topography. Stretching eastward, the project conveys the will to anchor the building over the vale and the Renoir street, major axis of the revival of the eastern part of the district.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

The project results from the combination of three entities. The perception of the five-storey apartment block facing Callot street is radically scrambled by its shortening, and the visual separation of its lower floors. These levels now establish a base fitting into the landform, an intermediate building with lively terraces facing the pedestrian path. The new eastern construction extends the composition with a simple volume, a five-storey apartment block standing on a base.

Elevation South
Elevation South
Elevation North
Elevation North

The design of a light metallic framework, inspired by the composition grid of the old building and the close ones, enables a consistency of the whole building complex. Stretching the silhouette of the new building to the lower floors of the old building, this structure accommodates new functions.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

The combination of steel and wood for the new building and the refurbishment of the old lower floors conjures up a shared imaginary realm of gardens and parks, in close relation with the near green spaces.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

The unvarying and monochrome coating of the Callot building makes it easily understandable, while giving it back the elegance of a simple horizontal building.

Callot B1 Housing  / Jacques Boucheton Architectes, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

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Cite: "Callot B1 Housing / Jacques Boucheton Architectes" 25 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/786109/callot-b1-housing-jacques-boucheton-architectes/> ISSN 0719-8884