Jean & Aline Harari Architectes : 34 logements sociaux

Located in the city of Avray rue de Versailles, these 34 social housing units were built by the Jean & Aline Harari architectes agency. Constrained by a linear plot bordered by the Fausses Reposes forest, this project takes advantage of the unusual characteristics of its plot while ensuring the greatest comfort for its inhabitants.

At the edge of Versailles, near the department of Yvelines, these 34 homes evolve in the city of Avray. Bordered by the forest of Fausses Reposes, the operation is in an urban fabric where small residences gradually take the place of individual houses. The project is divided into two horizontal volumes that play the singular typology of the plot, a long triangle. A wide passage between the two buildings gives a view of the wooded landscape and provides access to the rear of the field by a collective garden in the ground. It takes place along the buildings by establishing a vegetal continuity with the forest and pedestrian paths join the halls at the boundary of the plot. A ramp backed trade on the ground floor, down to the basement, arranged to accommodate parking, bicycle storage, boiler room and technical premises.

The two buildings do not exceed the R + 3, however, each volume responds to specific constraints. The balconies of the building to the east, draw a dynamic series of folded bands while the second building responds to regulations by unwinding large undulating lines. The first building serves between two and three dwellings per level, with a majority benefiting from a through-type type. The second, dependent on the narrowing of the land to the west, has duplexes accessible from the outside and a simplex served from the hall. Despite the unique geometry of the plot, the Jean & Aline Harrari agency succeeded in exploiting these unusual conditions to create a marker for the western entrance to the City.

The project is selected for the ADC Awards 2019 in the Housing / Urban Center category

To learn more, visit the ADC Awards website et by Jean & Aline Harari

Photographs: DR

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