If the facade on the boulevard Ornano has kept most of its original features, the facade facing the street and courtyard have been reworked based on the existing elements. New simple and contemporary volumes have been inserted into the lower levels thereby creating a new base floor. The upper part has been reinterpreted with the vocabulary of the structural framework of exposed brick panels and frames in a tightly woven vertical rhythm.
Conversion of an industrial building into social housing, Paris
Architects: Marc Younan architectes – Eddy Vahanian
Engineering: Groupe Nox
Area: 9,300 sqm