The projects appears as a singular and unique object, emanating a sense of renewal that is perceived immediately upon entering the neighbourhood. Its expression is traduced with the use of two materials with complementary yet opposite qualities: – Brick—for its domestic thickness and for its solid reference to the ground and to the facades of the neighbouring Briques Rouges – Lacquered, expanded metal—for a material lightness that discretely reveals the comforts of the apartments and the usage of the balconies, without completely exposing them to views from the street.
All of the apartments enjoy a garden, a balcony, or a terrace. The balconies are sheltered to the south, west, and east behind the white screen of expanded metal. The residence for the medically assisted is conceived as a large, solid house with 20 rooms that are arranged around generous common spaces.
Program: social housing, 68 residential units and one residence for medically assisted people / Official name of the project: Immobilière 3F / Architects: MARGOT-DUCLOT architectes associés / Project manager: MARGOT-DUCLOT Guillaume / Surface: Housing units 4870m² / Foster 900m² / Budget: Housing units 9.258.000€ / Residence 1.985.000€ / Competition: June 2012 / Project end date: May 2016 / General contractor: BAGOT.