20 Social Housing and 3 Commercial Spaces in Paris \ h2o architectes

• July 19, 2013

h2o architectes recently has completed the 20 social housing and 3 commercial spaces in Paris, France.

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courtesy h2o architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmeau

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courtesy h2o architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmeau

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courtesy h2o architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmeau

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courtesy h2o architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmeau

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courtesy h2o architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmeau

+ Description from h2o architectes

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.

The agency’s aim was to renew the image of the building in the street while responding to the requirements of the «patrimoine habitat environnement» certification. The project is largely based on the building extension, contemporary reinvention of the bow-window, inserted in the prolongation of the unfinished 19th century façade.

The alternation of voids and solids as well as the diagonal cutting of the volumes break the visual monotony of the alignment of the buildings in the street and offer new and interesting views onto the rue de Charonne.

Inside, the apartments benefit from new space and comfort including, for some of them, a small space for gardening, a loggia or balcony.

The courtyard is transformed into a planted patio which is made visible thanks to a transparent wall from the street.

A page is turned, social life is reinvented.

+ Project data

Program
Renovation and extension of 20 social housing and et 3 commercial spaces

Location
5 rue Godefroy Cavaignac, Paris (75011)

Client
SIEMP, Société Immobilière d’Économie mixte de la ville de Paris

Team
h2o architectes (lead architect), with
Ingénierie Louis Choulet (Mechanical and Sustainability Engineer),
Grif (structure),
Cabinet Virtz (quantity surveyor)

Specificity
- Prize for Sustainable Renovation Adème et Région Ile-de-France
- Building with high energy performance
- Cerqual Certification «HPE»
- Shortlisted for the First Building Award 2012

Surface
1 850 m²

Cost
2 800 000 €HT

Calendar
Delivery of the building and commercial space, june 2013

Photo credits
Stéphane Chalmeau / www.stephanechalmeau.com/

+ All images and drawings courtesy h2o architectes

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Category: Architecture, Residential

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  1. Geoff says:

    Love the interior of this housing, really airy and light. It’s a shame some of the UK can’t build with such imagination.

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