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.
Gentilly by Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architects
March 25th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architects
The project is primarily a proposal to articulate two territories, two urban landscapes separated by the influence of the device. This context of urban fringe releases a vast expanse where the vacuum is dominant, where the eye can see far. This work on the perception and interpretation of the landscape gives a facade gable major pivotal role. Whether from the device or from the streets of Gentilly, pine nuts are present, dominant in the interpretation of the building. The curvatures of the device and the notion of displacement generate a reading in perspective with always at least two fronts seen: the building will be seen from afar on the short sides, its angles. This unique landscape offers little end in front geometrical perception. We wanted to work on the expression of a complex volume to avoid any single side effect and literal as you can see the first door of Orleans, but instead propose a volume and a façade treatment that back and forth to unify the building over its entire periphery. So there is a unity of place generated for a project that must itself generate visual continuity, articulate landscapes, offering a calm picture, stretched taut between two territories.
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All the trays allow a highly modular and have been designed by enrolling in the standard typologies office. Each level is a variation on archetypes of 18 m for the first 2 volumes and 12 m for the latter. This compact and rationality allow us to have an extremely compact core while having a staircase-like Chambord.
The base is the interface between the building and public space. It houses the representation spaces like the lobby and reception, a conference center, cafeteria, and service areas such as bicycle storage, delivery area and the local waste management. In the western part is the parking ramp. Leaving the car park leads directly to the street, integrated in the grip of the base. Concealed by the shades of etched glass, its visual impact is minimal.
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