Bruther : Résidence pour chercheurs

By winning the competition for this residency for researchers, the architects of Bruther agency were given the delicate task of integrating this project to a site so special and impressive heritage: Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (14e). A difficulty to which their pragmatism has been able to answer.

With this residence for researchers, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris continues its expansion, more than 90 years after its creation in the south of Paris. Designed by architects Bruther agency, the volume of this building located on a parcel adjacent to the device, is the result of several constraints. Of course, it is part of a rich heritage, with many other flags of architectural style varied. That, too, is inherent in the noise pollution of cars crossing the neighboring boulevard.

As a result, the architects envisioned a compact concrete / metal composite structure, much like a cube but actually cut into two volumes perched on stilts housing the dwellings, themselves separated by a fault sheltering the circulations.
Inside, the 106 apartments - including a sleeping area, a bathroom and a kitchen - are distributed in a functional and efficient way: each of the two buildings is thus cut into slices in the width, so as to draw penates of the same size, which is more open on the park. Each of these units benefits from a wide view of the exterior, the east and west facades being entirely glazed. Finally, to isolate everything from the ring road, the north gable, facing the road, is opaque - as in the south, vegetation side, aesthetic consistency requires! - and dressed in a dark metallic stainless steel cladding. In the end, the glittering and reflective residence seems to come from a science-fiction universe.

A marked identity necessary to find its place in such a rich context.

Photographs: DR

The project is selected for the ArchiDesignclub Awards 2019 in the Housing / University Residence category

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et from Bruther 

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