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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.

CARRE SEINE in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France by Pietri Architectes

March 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pietri Architectes

Located on the banks of the river Seine, facing Ile Saint-Germain, the project meets the requirements of highly demanding sustainable development specifications.

With their simple volumetry, the specificity of the housing units lies in the handling of the external spaces which extend beyond the facades to create zinc “boxes” positioned to take advantage of the views and sunlight.

Corner of the Quai Stalingrad and mail Hirondelles. Facade pre-smooth white walls and aluminum cowling. Facade pre-stamped white walls and glazing VEC. Image Courtesy © Thierry Favatier

  • Architects: Pietri Architectes
  • Project: CARRE SEINE
  • Location: Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
  • Photography: Thierry Favatier, Vincent Fillon
  • Programme: construction of 69 housing units (low energy consumption, French NF housing standards, HEQ) and a 175 bedroom residential hotel (low energy consumption, French NF housing standards, HEQ 7.0)
  • Client: Eiffage, Coffim
  • Project management: Jean Baptiste Pietri, Anthony Fournier-Baïxas, Emilie Ballu, Jérémy Louette; sustainable development engineers: Franck Boutte Consultant; utilities engineers: Anthiope; Acoustics: Avel; Landscape design: Atelier Jours
  • Surface: 15,000 m²
  • Cost: 21M€
  • Competition: winner, July 2009
  • Programme: contractor bid phase

View of dock Stalingrad to a corner of a building housing receiving column loggias, Image Courtesy © Thierry Favatier

The use of a concrete double wall providing both an attractive finish and insulation is a first for this type of high density programme. To ensure urban coherence, the residential hotel is constructed from the same materials.

The three buildings create transparencies through a patio opening onto the river Seine.

View of a double column of balconies showing the use of steel structure., Image Courtesy © Vincent Fillon

Pietri Architectes

Founded in Paris in January 2001, the PietriArchitectes agency creates buildings  for both public and private works. Situated on Rue de Valois, in the heart of Paris, around twenty employees work on all kinds of projects throughout France and are able to produce Mediterranean architecture in keeping with southern French landscapes.

Panoramic view in the rift between the housing showing the presence of loggias connecting the two buildings., Image Courtesy © Vincent Fillon

The agency also develops facilities such as the Harbourmaster’s Office at La Londe Les Maures, the Public Services Office in Aulnay-sous-Bois and, in 2008, the agency delivered the Horizontal Tower in Milan, home of the international fair (21,000 m² SHON). Their mission is to offer contemporary architecture that fits its surroundings, combining a soft modern touch that breaks with the radical nature of reconstruction.

Night view loggias dressed in zinc outgoing angles of white concrete buildings, Image Courtesy © Thierry Favatier

Night view of three columns of loggias illustrating the use of steel structure and zinc and wood trim, Image Courtesy © Thierry Favatier

View south facade of a building housing with columns loggias, Image Courtesy © Thierry Favatier

View from inside a loggia to the park of the island Saint Germain. Detail of the steel structure and wood trim, Image Courtesy © Thierry Favatier

View against diving 3 columns and two balconies loggias spanning the fault separating the residential buildings., Image Courtesy © Thierry Favatier

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