Taillandier Architectes Associés : Résidence Kœnigs

If you are told sun, light, and brick buildings with soft pink tones? You think Toulouse (31), of course! So many characteristic elements of the Occitan capital that the Taillandier Architectes Associés teams brought together in the realization of their new housing project, the Résidence Kœnigs. A real tribute to the pink city.

The project consists of the construction of a social residence for young workers including 122 housing spread over seven levels. Installed on a complex and narrow parcel, the elongated ensemble culminates at 21 meters in height, and minimizes as much as possible its impact on the ground.


From the outset, the building of 2 930 square meters captivates the passers-by of the districts of Arènes and Bourrasol - of which it makes the junction -, by its facade to the differentiated treatment associating glass, zinc, brick and white coating. Two perspectives of the construction with the zinc roof stand out: a brick treatment of Saves side boulevard, an immaculate on the heart of islet, the two being connected by a projecting bow glass sheltering the circulations and stairwells.
This clear space allows Sunday walkers to distinguish the attractive interior spaces of the residence while at night, this part acts as a lighthouse, a source of light gently illuminating the neighborhood.

If the ground floor is intended to accommodate services for young workers, the guardian's lodge, the technical rooms and access to the basement, all the other levels - going as far as the attic -, shelter the penates of these new assets.

A beautiful way to architecturally translate the beautiful city of Toulouse.

To learn more, visit of Taillandier Architectes Associés

photographs: Roland Halbe

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