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.
Effets de serres in Stains, France by CLIC Architecture
March 3rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: CLIC Architecture
Europan 11 (winning team – CLIC architecture)
Our project for Stains composes with existing uses and paths. The multimodal hub (metro, train) is a three-dimensional subtle interconnection of public space, mobility nods and private business complexes. It also integrates the essential dimension of time, combining mobility time within the everyday urban timeline. We feel this is crucial, as this suburban territory and its inhabitants’ quality of life have been neglected for the benefit of its capital city for too many years. The new Batetes area highlights existing bioproductive uses by blending in the paths and allotments structure. The greenhouses are a spatial matrix used in designs ranging from public space definition to private planted rooftops and therefore maximize the potential uses of such spaces (cultivation, playground areas, indoor public squares or patios).
It really is about maximizing one’s housing self-appropriation possibilities, and allowing the “second works” concept to happen. We feel it is time to reconnect the rushing urban and mobility beats to more earthy slower rhythms, as it definitely is a key-notion to new sustainable cities.
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