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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Residence for the Disabled in Paris, France by Atelier Zündel & Cristea Architect

April 5th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

The overall form of the building is the result of both a pragmatic approach and a determination to express the future structure’s volume in terms of “a material that fills the negative” of the site in which it rests.

Residence for the Disabled

  • Architects: Atelier Zündel & Cristea Architect
  • Project: Residence for the Disabled
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Status: Completion expected 2012
  • Client: SEMIDEP
  • Team: A/ZC – OTE
  • Cost/Size: 6,33 M€ / 2500 m²
  • Program: 26 dwellings, recreation rooms

Residence for the Disabled

Facing ruelle de la Planchette, its facade in alignment with the street, the building’s upper part bends following in accordance with the authorized template ; thus softening the volume. The exterior skin, protective, smooth, thin, of a neutral color, faces the city.
Facing rue de Charenton, the site’s shifting in form led us toward the use of volumes of surprising proportions, which fold into the roofing, the whole covered with the same material. Inside, the assembled mass is arranged around two courtyards planted internally, the proportions of which are reworked so as to adapt to the standards of the material that is to its need for natural lighting.

Aerial View

The building’s coverings are treated with a playful law in their arrangement of empty surfaces and full surfaces and multicolored vertical drawings, with the intention of discretely diminishing the building’s gravity. This substantial work regarding the various thicknesses and qualities of the facades marked our determination to distance ourselves from a monotonous “establishment” image.

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Exterior Design

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Plan RDC

Plan R+1

Coupe Detail

Plan R+2

Plan R+3

Plan Masse

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