The project comprises a cluster of simple volumes made more interesting by breaking them up visually through the use of two different materials. Concrete was used for the structure left visible along the sides, with stainless steelsheets help dematerialize the buildings. Each building was oriented to provide optimal sunlight and shade, further emphasizing the contrast between light and dark.
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The shading screens protrude slightly from the facades, introducing planar elements to the strong volumes. They provide partial shading to the multi-oriented living units organized to get optimal amounts of natural light.
+ Christophe Rousselle Architecte