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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.

11 Housing Units in a Slope in Turquant, France by 2:pm architectures

August 4th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 2:pm architectures

Sustainable development must begin with a general reflection of the building process, including on materials. It is important to prove that today, building a sustainable and energy-efficient, is not necessarily syno­nymous with building in wood. Indeed the extensive use of a material can quickly become detrimental to the economic market. Steel is a building material to take into account development considera­tions sustainable in many aspects.

Exterior View

  • Architect: 2:pm architectures
  • Name of Project: 11 Housing Units in a Slope
  • Place: Turquant, France
  • Client: Parc Loire Anjou Tourraine
  • Program: Housing
  • Cost: 750 000 euros
  • Materials: Steel structure
  • Project team: AIA Ingénierie, Bétyle, Cabinet Faure
  • Competition: February 2011

The steel is recycled and reclaimed 100% ie it is reusable indefinitely and found all of its original properties after treatment of steel. Of more often it is produced locally, the routing of material structural work presents an overview Low carbon. The implementation of the steel framing system under construction is done by assembly. the steel housings are easy to disassemble, we recover the components and recycled.

Side View

The project is the choice of expressing a habitat in the density of implantation and two totaling 11 units. These two types are as two ways to integrate into the site, two wills of dialogue with the slope and meet the demands of the various programmatic typologies. The building to the east of the site has a slender volume, placed hori­zontally on the rock with an opening on the panorama from the bed of the Loire. The roof is single but has inflections in conjunction with cutting of Crete rear of the cliffs.

Side View

The two buildings to the west offer a vertical houses reminiscent of the country, single slope roof such as quartz cut slightly squared resonate with houses arranged in excavations troglodytes. These buildings offer a contemporary reinterpretation of the local habitat while maintaining the characteristics vernacular architecture in Turkey: fine facades on the street, shooting vertical, single slope roof, accessibility by exterior stairs.



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