The site is located in a cul-de-sac in the Marais at the back of the Place des Vosges. The design proposal seeks to replace the existing 1960s factory building.
The six story residential building will provide five units and a garden at the back. The scheme is sited in a prominent location and bridges the gap between two existing structures.
The facade is composed of two layers: a curtain wall and a perforated concrete skin. The perforation on the outer skin creates an impression of tension: in the vertical dimension from one side of the building to the other, and in the horizontal dimension between the earth and the sky.
The entrance is created by lifting the surface like a theatre curtain, in enticing the visitor in to the third dimension.
The project palette is composed of:
•Two geometries: regular and fluid;
•Two materials: concrete and glass; and
•Two colours: black and white
ProgramHousingMaterialWhite Concrete, Black Steel, Tinted GlassLocationParis, FranceDate2013 - on goingClientSci Berard ExchangeArchitectHof Architects, LondonDesign TeamStephane HofFacade Research & ComputationStephane Hof & Arthur Mamou-ManiStructural EngineerGec Ingenierie, ParisGilles LardeuxServices EngineerGec Ingenierie, ParisPhilippe VivierElectrical EngineerGec Ingenierie, ParisRené AndrianTypeCommissionStatusPlanning Permission GrantedSize1050 m2Site330 m2BudgetConfidential