The sequence of compact buildings is regularly interrupted by horizontal and vertical connections between the apartments and internal courtyards. Each of the blocks is composed of two duplex apartments — comprising three bedrooms and a private backyard on the ground floor — and two smaller apartments with one or two bedrooms, and private access to second-floor terraces. All duplex units feature ample, luminous living areas in the ground floor, with double-height ceilings.
The building's structure is a mix of wood and concrete, which seeks to confer coherence and homogeneity to all the volumes.
Atelier Tarabusi: sustainable neighbourhood
Program: 62 High efficiency energetic housings
Location: Bottière Chênaie, Nantes, France
Architects: Atelier Tarabusi
Area: 4,138 square metres
Cost: 4,300.000 €