The architect Rémy Marciano erects a set of 88 housing units for accession to Marseille (13), whose differences in height, materials and treatments punctuate Avenue Alexandre Dumas. Back on a real estate project as sober as it is attractive.

The construction of 5 square meters is part of the overall redevelopment of the block, the Ivory Square real estate project. Combining rehabilitation work on the part of the program installed along the Avenue de Mazargues - carried out by another architect - and new building, the building brings together visions with clarity and consistency.

In a rapidly changing district, project managers opt for a light impact and a low height, offering an R + 4 complex, in contrast to the large city complexes which are increasingly giving way to projects. small scale. Comprising 88 apartments, the new building is characterized by a horizontal silhouette and plays with the dense environment marked by the presence of buildings and pavilions in which it fits, ensuring a smooth transition between the different scales.

The architects thus opt for simple volumes and horizontal and vertical lines, thus shaping a geometric and graphic rendering. A bias reinforced by parallelepipedic volumes covered with light wooden sticks on the last two levels, rightly treated as "Houses on the roof".

In the heart of the block, garden terraces create a tiered landscape ensuring that each accommodation has outdoor spaces. An insertion of natural elements that continues on the roof, large planted terraces overlooking the whole.

Simple, efficient, but above all very elegant.

Project title : The house on the roof
Location: Marseille (13)
Mastery of work : Remy Marciano
Surface area: 5 300 m²
Cost of works: 6,5 M €
Calendar : 2019 delivery

To learn more, visit the site of Rémy Marciano

Photographs: Florence Vesval

Zoe Térouinard

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