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Residential Architecture in France – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:
Montlouis-sur-Loire Housing, northern France – 23 Aug 2013
Design: Renaud BROISSAND architect DPLG
Montlouis-sur-Loire Housing
photo © David BOUREAU and Courtesy of R. BROISSAND

These residential buildings are part of an ambitious urban study for the creation of a new town center – the Zone d’Aménagement Concertée (ZAC), a special planning district known as the “Heart of the City” – in this northern French town of 12,000 inhabitants. A vast area of land was made available before beginning this urban development project, which comprises a diverse range of residences and services surrounding a landscaped public park.

Paris Social Housing, Cavaignac, northern France – 19 Jul 2013
Design: h2o architectes
Paris Social Housing
photo : Stéphane Chalmeau

The project of the rue Godefroy Cavaignac in Paris consisted in the rehabilitation of a building which did not meet hygiene and security standards into new social housing.

Saint-Genis-Laval Housing, near Lyon, southern France
Design: Jacky Suchail Architectes
Housing in Saint-Genis-Laval
photo from architects

Saint-Genis-Laval Housing – 14 Jun 2013
Saint-Genis-Laval has developed hand in hand with a dynamic, innovative social housing policy. The purpose of Les Platanes is to provide accommodation for travellers who have been sedentary for the last thirty years. This project, both in its design and its urban character, comprises a subtle equilibrium of collective considerations and private life, in a spirit of receptiveness and attention to human needs.

Nanterre Apartment Block, Paris, northern France
Design: X-TU Architects
Nanterre Apartment Block France
photo : Luc Boegly
Nanterre Apartment Block – 13 Dec 2012
A striking facade, grounded by a common base line just above street level, with a serrated roofline and randomised cladding punctuated with deep yellow L-shaped incisions.
Text from the architects, rather enigmatic…..indeed obtuse!

Massy Social Housing, Massy, south west Paris, northern France
du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Massy Social Housing France
photo : Philippe Ruault

French Social Housing – 3 Dec 2012
In order to hold its place efficiently within the urban fabric its architecture is simple and takes advantage of the sheer size of a 60 apartment’s construction. Size matters when it comes to achieve a dense city. Simplicity and some uniformity contribute to the appeal of residential buildings. The specific color of the facades helps assert the presence of the building.

Housing in la Courrouze, Rennes, north east France
Philippe Gazeau
Rennes Residential Building
photo : Stéphane Chalmeau

Housing in la Courrouze – 9 + 4 Jul 2012
The BH2 programme is located at the north-east end of the ZAC mixed development zone, in the “Bois Habité” area. It is bounded by the Rue Claude Bernard to the east, and by the Boulevard de Cleunay to the north.

French Housing

Major Residential Projects, alphabetical:

Bègles housing, Gironde, south-western France
2010-
LAN Architecture
Bègles housing
image from architect

Bègles housing
A new, ecological and social living space geared to the 21st century. The project’s richness and major interest lie in the possibility of inventing an urban lifestyle set in a highly experimental framework enabling the affirmation of new ecological and contemporary architectures. The diversity of architectural propositions and communal and private spaces had to ensure and enhance this specificity. The first stage was to ‘sculpt’ the volumes in order to exploit their urban potential and intrinsic spatial qualities. We directed our research towards a hybrid typology combining the house and the apartment.

Bicycle Building, Grenoble
2008
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Bicycle Building Grenoble
photo © André Morin

Grenoble housing
This project is part of an initiative by the city of Grenoble, which had asked a number of architects to propose projects for buildings that would be forward-looking in terms of sustainable development, in order to complete the construction of the final blocks in a new district in the south of the city.

Lironde Gardens, Montpellier, south France
1991-2009
Atelier d’architechture Christian de Portzamparc
Montpellier housing
image from architect

Montpellier housing

Montpellier Apartments, Montpellier
2007
Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Montpellier Apartments
image from architect

Montpellier Apartments

Mouvaux Housing, Nord, northern France
2010-
LAN Architecture
Mouvaux Housing
image from architect

Mouvaux Housing
Hybrid model between collective and individual housing in Mouvaux.
New constructions’ urbanization potential and their capacity to integrate the history and the morphology of the city hosting them constitute the major challenge for new built-up areas.
Our strategy takes into consideration this point and other themes as town houses, cars, definition and hierarchical organization of public and collective spaces as well as environmental quality. They are integrated into the project to produce new sustainable urban models.

Nantes Tripodes
2005-10
Atelier d’architechture Christian de Portzamparc
Nantes Residential Development
image from architect

Nantes Tripodes : mixed-use development

108 rue de Picpus – Social housing, Paris
2008
ecdm
Social Housing Paris
photo : Benoit Fougeirol

Social Housing Paris
Located at the intersection of the homogeneous and haussmannian landscape along Gossec Street, and of the disparate architecture made up through time on Picpus Street, the site on which this 63 social housing program is established is an element of a typical “collage-city” landscape, also characterized by a double movement of the natural soil: the connection, on its front part, to the deep slope of the Picpus Street, and, on its backyard limit, to a landmark garden, 1.50 m higher than the average level of the soil.


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