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.
Nanterre Apartments in France by X-TU
January 15th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: X-TU
Inserting volumes in the site: build a landscape
The architectural takes suggestions specifications and urban landscaping and wishes of a vertical fragmentation increased, and a breakdown in “skyline” of volumes. Thus we find:
On the south side, a vertical fragmentation at the scale of urban terraces, which includes major flaws 6 to 10m requested. This vertical fragmentation reflected naturally in northern façade by real faults which let the light went on French provinces.
Along the latter, re-cut volumes are processed in two levels of heights: a foreground low across a neighborhood street and a higher background across the avenue terraces .
The volumes are intersected vertically by faulting planted. These ‘traits cuts, the organization structure of the plan and provide transparency between the terraces and promenade French Provinces.
The volume are connected at the bottom to unify the whole vertical and sit this landscape.
These are accented by vertical contrast material between the south facade and interior flaws. Indeed, the south facade receives over-continuous glass facade forming emissions in winter and natural ventilation in summer.
On the spot, the volume turns stained concrete with a frontal balanced across the site.
The colored shapes cut in hollow volumes including
The assembly of volumes, vertical, horizontal and transverse shape the landscape, more or less fragmented, consistent in its diversity. All seems carved, sculpted in a common material.
It draws a city skyline cut freely in the sky each volume grows in height according to their needs: it is a system born of the multiplication and the inclusion of individuals …
Tera 11 is born of a place, a cross, an overlooked,
With very emblematic
And very radical wogensky prefecture,
He asked for a writing tertiary
Be forgotten that the “domestic nature” ….
There followed a skyline inspired by distant cities,
Cutting with scissors,
Which restores the domestic scale.
Facade tertiary ambiguous cloud
Hiding houses, hyperactivity stages of its inhabitants,
For tera 11 is a adventure offered to residents
For an alternate life, participatory
Facades greenhouses for lunch, cultivate,
Let the little one play, learn to soilless culture,
Vegetable gardens on the roofs to meet, gardening, find the sky
Many activities to share with neighbors,
And there is even the bees ….