MAO architectes : 35 logements et un atelier d’ébénisterie

In Paris, in the 11th arrondissement, the MAO architectes agency took up the challenge of building a housing complex for the group of operators Emerige-OGIC. Focus on an ambitious project.

For this project, the MAO architectes agency has chosen to reinterpret the archetypes of Parisian architecture by constructing a very contemporary building. This hybrid complex is composed of a building of 35 housing and social housing units, as well as a new cabinetmaker's workshop. This also contributes to the continuity of the activity of the place, a former cabinetmaker workshop Botelli. Thanks to the skilful use of wood, this building dialogues with the existing architecture and the history of the site while deploying a unique architectural style.

Like a piece of furniture, the building was designed by the architects as an assembly of different parts. Between the minimalist structural elements in precast concrete, large joinery sets give the building its strong identity. The agency has also paid attention to detail and the choice of materials, so that the building is sustainable, functional and contemporary at the same time. The joinery, for example, is very elaborate to preserve the soul of the site. Those of the facade take up the rhythm of the old carpentry workshops, while the treatment of the carpentry, on the ground floor, takes up the "workshop spirit" of the frames cut in the lower and upper part.

The architects were inspired by the place and its history to propose a project of rare elegance that blends harmoniously with the urban context of the district.

To learn more, visit MAO architectes website.

Visuals: © Nicolas Grosmond, Javier Callejas, Charlotte Toscan du Plantier


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