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SOCIAL HOUSING AND KINDERGARTEN IN PARIS, France by GAETAN LE PENHUEL ARCHITECTES

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Article source: GAETAN LE PENHUEL ARCHITECTES

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Paris’s 11th arrondissement combines the city’s highest population density with one of its lowest green space totals. Set back from Boulevard Richard Lenoir, this large plot has been pre-emptively acquired by the City of Paris with a view to creating, along Impasse Truillot, a new public garden edged with social housing units and a crèche for 60 infants. The ultimate aim is a major green strip running from the forecourt of the church of Saint Ambroise to Boulevard Richard Lenoir. Whatever comes of this handsome urban project, currently awaiting the acquisition and demolition of business premises, the building fit with the size of the planned park.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: GAETAN LE PENHUEL ARCHITECTES
  • Project: SOCIAL HOUSING AND KINDERGARTEN
  • Location: PARIS, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Software Used: Autocad
  • Client: SIEMP – VILLE DE PARIS (DFPE)
  • Partners: IRATOME
  • PROGRAMME: 14 social dwellings + 60 units kindergarten
  • Surface: 2 240 m2
  • BUDGET HT: 6.3 M€
  • Completion: DEC 2014

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BAHAMAS HOUSE/HARBOUR ISLAND by Oppenheim Architecture+Design

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Article source: Oppenheim Architecture+Design

Harbour Island is a relaxed yet luxurious getaway perched in the surreal cerulean waters of the Atlantic edge of the Great Bahama bank. In this earnest and timeless place, the architecture for this private residence is conceived as simultaneously powerful, yet comfortable; primitive, yet innovative; casual, yet elegant; raw, yet refined. The result is a sensual and sensitive experience, reduced to its essence through the use of elemental forms and sincere materiality and detailing. The most dramatic view of the ocean is obtained towards the crest of the dunes, the location of this modest home.

Image Courtesy © Oppenheim Architecture+Design

Image Courtesy © Oppenheim Architecture+Design

  • Architects: Oppenheim Architecture+Design
  • Project: BAHAMAS HOUSE/HARBOUR ISLAND
  • Location: Harbour Island, Bahamas
  • Architect of Record: Mark Henderson, Henderson Architects Limited
  • Date of Design: 2007 
  • Date of Completion: October 2013 
  • Scope: 2500 SF private residence. Architecture/Interior finishes
  • Constructed Area: 2,500 SF
  • Budget: $1,600,000
  • Team Credits: Chad Oppenheim, Juan Calvo, Juan Lopez, Carolina Jaimes, Jacobus Bruyning, Jose Ortez, Kevin McMorris, Robert Gallagher, Francisco Llado, Sebastian Velez and Manuel Morales.
  • Structural Engineer: Optimus Structural Design
  • Lead Contractor/ Construction Managment: TCGI Construction
  • Local Contractor: HIGGS CONSTRUCTION CO.

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