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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.

Young Workers Residence in Paris, France by aasb_agence d’architecture suzelbrout

June 24th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: aasb_agence d’architecture suzelbrout

This project deals with the extension and the restructuration of a young workers residence, a 10-levels building made of a concrete structure with overhangs every 2.50m and built in a brutal way in the 1970s on the Fondation Eugene Napoleon domain, a group of Heritage buildings.

Aerial View

  • ARCHITECT: aasb_agence d’architecture suzelbrout – Suzel Brout, Leslie Mandalka
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Young Workers Residence
  • LOCATION: Paris, France
  • PROGRAM: 141 student apartments + common spaces, renovation and extension
  • COST: €11.2 M (without taxes)
  • SURFACE: 3751m² (1756m² + 1995m² new part) + 983m² garden
  • Photographs: Frédéric Delangle, Hervé Abbadie

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Hervé Abbadie)

  • COMPETITION: July 2006
  • SITE: March 2009 – March 2011
  • BREAAM: (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) label
  • CLIENT SPONSOR: Régie Immobilière de la Ville de Paris, Paris
  • CLIENT: ALJT Association, Paris
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS: Sébastien Hammond, Agence Neveux-Rouyer
  • ENGINEERING: Jean-Claude Polus, Sibat
  • CONSTRUCTION: Paris Ouest Construction

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Hervé Abbadie)

To go faster, allow freedom of interior organization and future flexibility, the extensions have been assembled using a metal frame. The anodized aluminium envelope draws up a new geometry free of architectural styles that encompasses the extensions and the existing buildings.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Frédéric Delangle)

It reflects the light and is slit by openings onto the windows and the balconies/galleries of the garden. Final touch to the Fondation’s composition, the garden is connected to the Boulevard by openings in the outer wall, to the communal life spaces on the ground floor and to the galleries on the western façade.

Side View (Images Courtesy Frédéric Delangle)

The housing itself is the result of working on expanding minimum space, on series and repetitions. The metal structure allows shifting forward or backward the light frame partition walls in the flats to create two spaces, the “services” in the hall and the living space close to the window.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Frédéric Delangle)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Frédéric Delangle)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Hervé Abbadie)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Hervé Abbadie)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Hervé Abbadie)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Frédéric Delangle)

Images Courtesy Hervé Abbadie

Interior View (Images Courtesy Hervé Abbadie)

Side View (Images Courtesy Hervé Abbadie)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Hervé Abbadie)

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