ESTABLISHEMENT ON THE SITE
The project is located 16 Rue Riquet, on an exceptional parcel: it is widely visible from the corner of Flandre’s Avenue, close to the Bassin de la Villette and benefits from 36 meters south façade.. Its characteristics constitute a very rich urban potential, that our project sought to exploit through the implementation and the design of the new building.
Our choices imposed themselves in an obvious way:
• develop an environmental approach as from the first stage of design,
• make the most out of the important south façade,
• gradually move back westward from the adjacent building and create views for the new building,
• create a garden at the end of the plot and serve the housing by the back (north façade).
THE BEST ESTABLISHEMENT TO CAPTURE SUNLIGHT
Making the most out of the south facade included designing a "thermal" façade made by loggias. These private outdoor spaces improve the comfort and the quality of the apartments.
Indeed, a closed loggia is good both for summer and winter comfort.
The loggia is a buffer space made of two glass sliding façades, that can open and close as the temperature changes: it is both a balcony and a winter garden.