Explorations Architecture : Les Jardins d'Allonville

In the city of the Dukes of Brittany, the agency Explorations Architecture signs a sober and effective realization, bringing together 26 collective housing and six houses. A mini-village where life is good.

Located in the center of Nantes (44), not far from the Jardin des Plantes and the train station, rue d'Allonville offers a relatively recognizable architecture, "Marked by a continuous building, composed of small collectives, and where, in the depth of the islets, many private roads lead to town houses", as described by the designers of the agency Explorations Architecture.

Designated to design a program 26 collective housing and six houses, it is natural that they were inspired by this typical neighborhood distribution. Also, the Gardens of Allonville are presented as two built bodies, separated by a "Fault, marking the entrance to the alley that successively serves collective housing, common premises, detached houses and a shared garden"as explained by its authors. Between the two main buildings, openwork walkways clad with vertical wooden cleats facilitate the movement of users. Because if the facades are coated with a simple white coating, it is the wood that participates almost alone in the animation of the project. "The focus is on the quality of exterior joinery marked by a salient painting that creates relief on volumes", detail on this subject the prime contractors. A process that gives the Jardins d'Allonville a strong identity, highlighted by the irregularity of the holes, for a result certainly simple, but undeniably effective.

Project title : The Gardens of Allonville
City, Country: Nantes (44)
Owner: CIF Cooperative
Mastery of work : explorations Architecture
Area : NC
Cost of works: NC
Calendar : October delivery 2017

Photographs: DR

The project is selected for les ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in the category Housing - Small collective

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et d'Explorations Architecture

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