THE 38 HOUSING PROJECT
The 38 housing project is located in Charleville-Mézières next to the Belgian border. This is made up of collective apartments of different sizes, superimposed and overlapping.
The challenge of this project is to settle in a heterogeneous context, composed of varied architecture: from the single-family house to the collective appartments building. The ambition is to reconcile these two types of dwelling radically different in order to create a coherent urban fabric.
The project then proposes an intermediate density, halfway between the collective and individual housing.
The public space is organized around four buildings whose location ensures respect for the landscape quality of the site thanks to visual breakthroughs.
Between these « islets », are organized the parking lots, common spaces and small individual gardens. The character of the project is given by a horizontality punctuated of urban framing towards the distant landscape.
Density is one of the quality of this urban form offering spaces to potential open and multiple uses for a shared neighborhood life.
The aim of this project is to offer to each appartment a private outdoor space, garden or terrace, proportional to the surface of the dwelling. The general morphology is varied, ranging from one to two floors above groundfloor, and non-linear in order to create a rhythm on the street to be between individual and collective housing typology.
The facades are covered by a thick mineral coating with a special technical application: hand made vertical strips reinforced the facades.