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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.

20 social housing and 3 commercial spaces in Godefroy Cavaignac, Paris by H2o Architectes

 
July 24th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: H2o Architectes

The project of the rue Godefroy Cavaignac in Paris consisted in the rehabilitation of a building which did not meet hygiene and security standards into new social housing.
The agency’s aim was to renew the image of the building in the street while responding to the requirements of the «patrimoine habitat environnement» certification. The project is largely based on the building extension, contemporary reinvention of the bow-window, inserted in the prolongation of the unfinished 19th century façade.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

  • Architects: H2o Architectes
  • Project: 20 social housing and 3 commercial spaces
  • Location: Godefroy Cavaignac, Paris
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Client: SIEMP, Société Immobilière d’Économie mixte de la ville de Paris
  • Surface: 1 850 m²
  • Cost: 2 800 000 €HT

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

The alternation of voids and solids as well as the diagonal cutting of the volumes break the visual monotony of the alignment of the buildings in the street and offer new and interesting views onto the rue de Charonne.
Inside, the apartments benefit from new space and comfort including, for some of them, a small space for gardening, a loggia or balcony.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

The courtyard is transformed into a planted patio which is made visible thanks to a transparent wall from the street. A page is turned, social life is reinvented.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

Image Courtesy © H2o Architectes

Image Courtesy © H2o Architectes

Image Courtesy © H2o Architectes

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