Two urban and architectural morphologies are here confronted: the typical faubourg of the Parisian East, characteristic of the11th district, and the Haussmanian renovations of the second half of the 19th century.
The building’s volumetry takes advantage of the urban regulations and of the plot’s orientation, and is decomposed into two distinct parts. The first part of the building, the densest, aligns with rue Oberkampf, while the second operates a series of tiers at the center of the block. The void generated by the L shape building extends the one in the nearby block, and responds to it with an analogous geometry.
The plan is organised by the presence of structural files. The utility rooms are thus ordered in a servant thickness. The exterior spaces appear at the center of the block, either in successive set-backs or in additions. Massive stone structural facades receive loads from the wooden floor, and are isolated in hemp concrete.
17 apartments, 1 store
Paris 11, France
1 280 m2 (SDP)
3 200 000 €HT
LM Ingénieurs, ALP Ingénierie, Atelux
Tempere Construction (all work), Bonnel (stone assemblage), Lithias (stone transformation), France Pierre (stone extraction)
Competition, first prize