AXIOM

AXIOM

Architect
XTU architects
Location
Paris, France | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Offices
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AXIOM

XTU architects as Architects

CONTEXT
The project is a sequence of the ring road, a place of intensity, speed, large spaces of light at night. A kinetic world that refers to an imaginary urban highway, to major cities. There is a poetics of the peripheral… It is a city entrance, but also the entrance to the thirteenth arrondissement. With its towers, its large library, its very contemporary town planning. It is a new neighborhood around a park, representative of the new aspirations of Parisians for the benefit of biodiversity and nature in the city.

 

DESIGN
A meandering volume, which offers landscape continuity:
The volume takes place in a “meander” between the plant sequences. Thus on the large faces, on a still constructed volume built framing a landscaped space. This leads to an airy urban planning which gives way to the sun and ecological continuities, in agreement with the development of the neighborhood favorable to biodiversity. The volumes themselves are fragmented, horizontally, following a design line that allows planted terraces, effects of architectural thresholds, cantilevered ends Thus sur will be able to reconcile gently the large scale of the avenues, and the domestic scale of the district. Volumes identified: The three program elements correspond to three perfectly identified volumes, one at each end and the third in the middle.

 

Urban intensities, architectural signal:
At the ends of the block, the architecture is more dense. It expresses an “urban INTENSITY”, at the entrance and at the exit of the city, a threshold effect. This translates into architectural tension, with an overhang effect.

 

At night a signal, a tool façade, an artistic scene!
On the ring road side, at night, the volume is reversed, the full ones become empty, the hollow of the lights, the facade is transformed! The glazing integrates a network of controllable LEDs. This creates an urban SCREEN, a TOOL facade, which could be made available to digital artists. The project is a sequence of the ring road, a place of intensity, speed, large spaces of light at night. A kinetic world that refers to an imaginary urban highway, to major cities. There is a poetics of the ring road…

 

Material Used :
1. Aluminium Anodized
2. Screen-printed glass
3. Glass withled

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