Social Housing Rue Marcadet
The building inserts itself into the îlot (block), originally meant to be demolished (îlot insalubre) in its whole. The design preserves the identity and picturesque character of the block. The 70 apartments form an urban band that runs around the Rue Ordener and the Rue Marcadet. It surrounds the existing (and renovated) building on the Rue Émile-Duployé, where it decomposes to allow a view on the inner court garden. The architects have addressed the new thermal insulation regulations and placed solar panels on the rooftops. The façades are animated by the composition of small and large windows in a free pattern. On certain points they extrude from the building in bright green, on other case they are embodied within the soft grey aluminium skin.