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LAN Architecture Completes 70° Sud Housing Project in Boulogne-Billancourt

Urban Insertion: The project fits in a environment very rich architecturally and in its materiality. We have therefore conceived of an architecture possessing a double character responding to the urbanity of the Yves Kermen and Emile Zola streets, and the landscape of the Grande Traversée. (Photo: Julien Lanoo) Compactness: The project is situated on a block with a constraining morphology and orientation. The lot is relatively small (839 m²) and of irregular shape. These issues enrichened our dialogue on compactness and on ways to approach it. The result is a piece of architecture that fulfills its role as a corner building and creates a clear distinction with the surrounding buildings. (Photo: Julien Lanoo) Street Facade: We brought forth a building with a clean and simple reading. The facades are lined with exterior balconies punctuated by steel boxes and glass openings, to lighten the impression of a mass. (Photo: Julien Lanoo) Details: 10 dwellings benefit from a 80 cm wide balcony framed by an inox steel box, extending from the interior living room and displayed throughout the façade in a random-like manner. (Photo: Julien Lanoo) Details: Large glazed openings, with exterior carpentry work in aluminum on the street façade and in wood and aluminum on the courtyard façade, create a linear purity. (Photo: Julien Lanoo) Details: Where the building is anchored to the ground, a copper skirt runs along the building, and is given visual correspondance to the balcony strips above. (Photo: Julien Lanoo) Housing units: Majority of the apartments are offered a double orientation. This flexibility was made possible by the bearing facade walls. On the highest floors, a few duplexes were given generous terraces. (Photo: Julien Lanoo) Energy: The compactness of the building, the number of floors, an 88% net habitable area to floor area ratio, thermal bridge breaks, the heating system, along with very strict auto-control procedures, have contributed to the obtention of the BBC-Effinergie label. (Photo: Julien Lanoo)

Housing units: Majority of the apartments are offered a double orientation. This flexibility was made possible by the bearing facade walls. On the highest floors, a few duplexes were given generous terraces. (Photo: Julien Lanoo)

Housing units: "Majority of the apartments are offered a double orientation. This flexibility was made possible by the bearing facade walls. On the highest floors, a few duplexes were given generous terraces." (Photo: Julien Lanoo)