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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.

APARTMENT BUILDINGS WITH 62 UNITS OF SOCIAL HOUSING in Carrières-sous-Poissy, France by inSpace architecture

 
January 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: inSpace architecture

Located on the southeastern edge of the residential neighborhood of Saint Louis-les-Grésillons, facing a large swathe of vegetation in the unbuilt floodplain of a meander of the Seine, the shape of the lot results from a restructuring of a much larger city block previously occupied by a hostel for migrant workers. The project stands at the southwest corner of the block and is delimited by the chemin de Beauregard on the south side, the rue de la Chapelle on the west side and a new road on the north side.

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

  • Architects: inSpace architecture
  • Project: APARTMENT BUILDINGS WITH 62 UNITS OF SOCIAL HOUSING
  • Location: Carrières-sous-Poissy, France
  • BET: Ingéron ingénierie (BET technique)
  • Contractor: Immobilière 3F
  • Surface: 5287,60 m²
  • Cost: 7,6M€ before tax
  • Calendar: delivered in june 2015
  • Photographs: Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

The overall layout of the project is in answer to a two-fold challenge:

  • Optimally integrating the new constructions into the existing built environment; the individual homes to the west and the new social housing built on the east side of the lot, requiring an analysis of scales involved,  while also maintaining urban coherence;
  • Integrating an environmental and energy conservation approach by seeking ways to optimize natural lighting of the housing units and by creating exterior spaces as luminous and airy interiors.
Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

The ambition for this project is to make it a “regulating element” between the various scales of the built environment. It ensures the volumetric and typological transition between the buildings of new social housing on the east side and the fabric of single family homes on the west side. The façades on the rue Jean-Moulin and the chemin de Beauregard are continuations of the ones on the existing apartment houses of social housing, whereas the discontinuous façade on the rue de la Chapelle echoes the irregularity of the fabric of single family homes opposite.

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Their layout in sculptured, parallel blocks, separated by landscaped areas, creates the longest possible line of façades receiving sunshine and reduces the areas falling under their shadow. Special attention was paid to the project’s environmental and energy performance, by maximizing the compactness of the buildings, which made it possible to keep the total built area of the lot at 46%.

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © inSpace architecture

Image Courtesy © inSpace architecture

Image Courtesy © inSpace architecture

Image Courtesy © inSpace architecture

Image Courtesy © inSpace architecture

Image Courtesy © inSpace architecture

Image Courtesy © inSpace architecture

Image Courtesy © inSpace architecture

Image Courtesy © inSpace architecture

Image Courtesy © inSpace architecture

Image Courtesy © inSpace architecture

Image Courtesy © inSpace architecture

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