97 Residences / ValletdeMartinis Architectes
Textual content description offered by the architects. Situated within the peri-urban space of town, between Mérignac city middle and the ring highway, our undertaking of collective housing at Les Ardillos is a part of a website in mutation. It’s designed as a compact constructing. This compactness responds to technical aims to restrict warmth loss, but in addition to problems with rationality. All of the dwellings are inbuilt massive parallelepipeds.
The exterior envelope of the undertaking consists of a unitary design. It reinforces the thought of a single quantity containing the residing models. The façade is product of dark-colored corrugated steel cladding. The blinds and window frames have the identical look to be able to unify the “monolithic” look of the dwellings. The balconies and walkways stand out due to their contrasting supplies.
The oscillations generated by the a number of offsets between ranges are handled in a extra mineral approach, like a formed ribbon. White concrete is used for these parts. They type the perimeter railings of the balconies and exterior walkways.
The architectural type relies on this dichotomy of colours and supplies. Very clear and easy, it highlights parts frequent to all of the buildings. It additionally displays the variety of the initiatives on the location.
Every dwelling has its personal beneficiant balcony opening onto a big park. These balconies wind their approach alongside the facade, offering a big floor space for the principle rooms of every dwelling and diminishing in entrance of the bedrooms. From one degree to the subsequent, these undulations shift, enlivening the general composition and opening up views towards the sky whereas letting gentle into every residing unit.