Marcel Cachin Housing

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Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
 
location Romainville
function housing
contributed by Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes

The point rather than the line: this slogan represents the fundamental engagement of the architects' reflection upon the architectural and urban renewal for the Cachin quarter. Fragmentation of the built mass permits continuity with the surrounding context to be initiated, creating visual escapes that offer a porous and open block. It equally tempers the perception of density while generating a high quality of housing endowed with multiple orientations and limited overlooking facades, as the sense of the enclave disappears in favour of a richness of framing and views into the distance provided to inhabitants, passers-by and even to the neighbouring blocks. Vegetation also plays an important role, sliding between the intersecting spaces and colonizing the heart of the block. This domestic and vernacular aspect is reinforced architecturally by the introduction of terraces separated from the facades, served by wooden walkways and imagined as tree houses.

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Marcel Cachin Housing
Address
Rue de la République 148
France
Project is not public!
How to get there? Bus 318
Metro line 11, "Mairie des Lilas" station
Completion 2017
Floor area/size 10790 m2
ArchitectBrenac & Gonzalez & Associés
landscape designerJM Rameau
Client Bouygues Immobilier
 
Project ID 33175
Latitude/Longitude 48°52'46N 02°26'02E
Contributed by Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes
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