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This project is integrated into a suburban housing environment. Located in the Rue des Chantereines in the city of Montreuil, the site of the project faces housing blocks typical from the sixties which heights goes from five to ten stories. On the other hand, the inner borders of the parcel are surrounded with houses and their gardens. COOPIMMO is our client. It is cooperative for affordable housing, that has become one of the first producer of social accommodations with a renting-purchasing system. The project is well-defined by the following characteristics:-       Integration in a complex urban environment. -       Economical frame with social home ownership. -       Low energy consumption (MINERGIE-P label).  1/ Multi-scale contextThe first intention of this design is to develop an insertion creating a dialog between the mid-sixties sharped volumes and the small scale of the houses around, while bringing a contemporary morphology. To reach this purpose, the project is divided in two blocks. The first one is urban, located in the front of the parcel along the street whereas the second one is residential, in the heart of the plot. The void created in between the two buildings becomes the centre of the composition, where social interactions can easily take place. View more View full description
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