CHARLES RENARD URBAN DEVELOPMENT ZONE Saint-Cyr-l’Ecole (France) - 2018
Contexte & enjeux
Beyond a simple technical skin, the depth of the facades deals with the spaces and uses of the dwelling, the plastic expression and the summer comfort.
Thinking of the façade in its thickness means considering light, materials and uses. The loggias, enclosed by small fixed and sliding aluminium panels, allow for the personalised adjustment of solar protection and protect the dignity of the building by masking the “small everyday problems” that are often found on the outside.
The colour shades of the anodised panels and the variety of opening/closing combinations play with the reflections of the daylight. At nightfall, a “lantern” effect through the metal mesh animates the public space.
The beige-grey “hand-moulded” terracotta cladding produces the material effect and emphasises a solid textured base.
The wooden joinery completes the illustration of durable, ageing-safe features, made possible by the optimised form factor of a simple construction. No technical arsenal, therefore, but the use of quality materials, as close as possible to the qualities of the site, for constructions that respect the planet.
80 housing units for sale, including single-family homes
Completed in 2018
– Management of solar gain through deep loggias with sliding sunshades
– Landscaped core areas, private gardens in the open ground