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.
Les Amandiers in Nantes, France by Agence Bohuon Bertic Architectes
June 20th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Agence Bohuon Bertic Architectes
The rhythm led by the double alignment of trees contributes to the extent of the site. Housings located along the street are inspired by this initial step. It is a kind of respect towards the scenery which reminds massive urban boulevards.
On the edge, lined with a path of plane trees, the project which slips into trees at the level of the ground floor, comes to life with a game of cavities and alcoves. Set back from this alignment but also from the tramway, the volume of the first floor is unitarian and crenellate. The writing on the facade allows the apartments identification by bringing to it some divisions. The edges denseness of the plot releases and opens the central space. It is a shared area, first inside space of the block which groups accesses to apartments, car parks together, and becomes at some hours of the day the continuation of gardens where children can get around and play with complete peace.
In order to have houses privacy we need to keep the public space at a distance. The possibility of taking a space covers the need for withdrawing. The attractive picture of the single-storey seduces because it protects, it creates this distance. In the project, the housing position allows to create thick limits against streets. These spaces wind around themselves, open themselves to the sky and expend the private space. Therefore, the garden becomes a full-fledged room, it withdraws the frontal look from the living room and offers a private scenery from the kitchen and the bed room.
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