Rue de Charenton is one of the oldest and longest in Paris. It gives to see heterogeneous constructions, of appearance as height. The parcel concerned, number 222 near the town hall, is in line with the street Bignon.
The insalubrity of the existing building requires demolition. A competition is organized by the lessor Habitat Social Français for the construction of 22 social housing with positive energy.
Each element of the project developed helps to reinterpret this urban fabric with the desire to blend in while assuming a fantasy and originality that make the real identity of the project.
Our approach for the design of this building "BEPOS", which produces more energy than it consumes, was to think first of its implementation for more natural efficiency.
After several attempts, a study of the urban context and the PLU, it seemed to us relevant to propose a compact U-typology building, with a large frontage on the garden, facing south-west, limiting the shadows on the building itself. -even.
In R + 7, it is also composed of three successive withdrawals on the street side. Garden side, withdrawals allow to release two terraces.
The existing building had the distinction of being overflowing on the road. This overflow is kept on the new project. A curve allows its insertion and preserves the creation of nook. The showcase of business premises goes back for more light and transparency.
The cladding of the facade on street is in solid bricks to join brightly. For a coherence and a harmonious relation with its immediate environment, the drawing is woven and comprises a modenature. He makes a transition between his two terraced buildings, from the very composed to the simpler suburb building. The building thus integrates its close environment smoothly.
The sun-drenched garden facade vibrates with perforated aluminum shutters. This system of occultation allows a management of the thermal regulation and intimacy of the terraces and interiors. The two gables walls outline a geometric design thanks to bricks of different natures (glazed, enamelled blue, glass, ...)
Larger apartments are through or have natural ventilation.They all have a private outdoor area, terraces or loggias. For each typology of apartment a research on the architectural and spatial quality was carried out. The entrance to the dwellings extends the continuity of Rue Bignon. Framed by the windows of the business premises, glazed and through, it creates a "visual breakthrough" to the garden.
A moucharabieh naturally illuminates the bike room and the facades of the technical rooms are minimized on the street part to give way to glazed facades of commercial activities. A garden is located in heart of islet, a cool and natural place in balance with the housing. Selected vegetation, left free, allows easy and occasional maintenance. The terraces of R + 6 are also vegetated. The project is part of a contemporary elegance within the neighborhood, a delicate balance between interior and exterior, privacy and public space.
Material Used :
1. Brick: Wienerberger
2. Aluminum shutters: Tamiluz and Altiver
3. Exterior joinery: Schüco
4. Hallway lights: Xal, Trilux
5. Wood Flooring: Compagnie Française du Parquet
6. Elevator: OTIS
7. Hardware: Euxos