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Housing - Insitu Architecture - France
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Housing - Insitu Architecture - France
Nicolas Vernoux-Thélot – France
 
Housing - Insitu Architecture - France

Nicolas Vernoux-Thélot graduated from ENSAV (Ecole Nationale d’Architecture de Versailles) in 1999 with a DPLG degree in architecture and from Paris VIII University in 2000 with a master degree in hypermedia.From 2001 to 2003, he worked in renowned international architecture firms such as Eisenman Architect in New York.In 2003, he started his own practice based in Paris and in 2008, he created his firm : IN SITU ARCHITECTURE.His work has been featured in many architecture and design publications. In 2010, he received the prestigious French award, the “Prix Public des Architectures Contemporaines de la Métropole Parisienne ».The firm currently has projects in France and abroad that include different programm such as residential housing, resort, office, villa...

Project Description

This project is located in a parisian suburb, Vitry-sur Seine, in the neighborhood of Coteaux near the Route Nationale 7, a national highway, and the metro station Villejuif – Paul Vaillant-Couturier. In contrast to the Route Nationale 7 a noisy artery of North-South traffic, the neighborhood of Coteaux is, a calm, suburban zone with lots of green space. It was essential for us to preserve the specificity of this locale when we designed our project. One home, one yard! This was the watchword of the project from the get-go. For each residential unit, we took a holistic approach that encompassed exterior extension, light quality and positioning. This approach resulted in a complex establishment that couples typological diversity with urban continuity. The collective spaces and common portions were configured to maintain qualities of balance and free flow. These 49 residential units respond to the contemporary demand for housing by offering future inhabitants a quality lifestyle in accordance with values of sustainable development.

 

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