Social housing in rue de Chaumont
The urban fabric within which the Rue de Chaumont set is characteristic of the suburbs of eastern Paris. Its urbanisation took place during the second half of the 19th century around older axes. Its variety reflects the sedimentation of constructions observed in this district. It includes several types of housing: townhouses, apartment buildings, Haussmann-style buildings, blocks of recent urbanisation which in specific sectors, such as the rue de Meaux for example, have greater heights. Rue de Chaumont connects the Lepage housing estate to Avenue Secrétan, which structures this 19th-century sector. It has a smaller built scale than along this avenue (between ground floor +2 and ground floor +5). The morphology of the buildings is more heterogeneous, with construction dates ranging from the second half of the 19th century to the end of the 1990s. The project is built in line with the street and has an L-shaped plan. It comprises a programme of 28 social housing units.
The urban fabric within which the Rue de Chaumont set is characteristic of the suburbs of eastern Paris.
From an urban point of view, the project creates a transition between two constructions with different urban morphology, while taking care to respect their specificities. This contemporary intervention allows for the articulation of their lines of force. In addition to the communal premises, there is a business premise on the ground floor. The creation of a small open-air garden ensures ecological continuity with the green space at the back of plot 6-12 of Rue de Chaumont.
Certification H&E / Profil A, Label
BBC-Effinergie / CEP 48,85 kWh/m2.an / Plan Climat Ville de Paris
From an urban point of view, the project creates a transition between two constructions with different urban morphology, while taking care to respect their specificities. This contemporary intervention allows for the articulation of their lines of force.
The general morphology of the project thus integrates a clear demarcation between the R+6 gauge of the Haussmann-style building located at '2 rue de Chaumont' and the R+3 gauge of numbers 6 to 12 of the street. Two volumes characterise it: from first on the third floor is in line with the plot boundary; the second, with a height of between floor 4 and floor 6, is rotated towards the inside of the plot. This sloping section of the façade introduces a kinetic perception as one walks along Avenue Secrétan. These volumetric variations and different vanishing lines generate a whole series of visual perspectives. Although present in its environment, the project is not flashy. The uniqueness of its cladding reflects our desire to bring elegance and sobriety to the whole; it is also the means of containing a typological diversity of housing.
The cladding consists of a vertical rhythm of solid and perforated aluminium cassettes. They are 43 centimetres wide and have a powder-coated finish. Horizontal strips made of the same facing create overlaps on each floor. The vertical installation method also makes it possible to integrate all the shutters to conceal the dwellings. The panels are perforated and thus act as a privacy filter. Visual perception of the project changes with seasons (colour of the sky, time of day and, light in the vicinity). During the day, the envelope appears relatively homogenous and unifying; at night, it reveals the interior life of the building thanks to the perforations of the cladding elements which let the light filter through the glass frames.
Construction of 28 social housing units and a business premises
France, Paris 19e
1 240 m²
Projectiles, architect (project manager)
Albert et Compagnie, environmental consultant
Noble ingénierie, fluids engineering
Camebat, construction economist
Evp ingénierie, structures engineering
Régie Immobilière de la Ville de Paris (RIVP)
DESIGN IN PROGRESS 2010 > 2013
CONSTRUCTION 2014 > 2015
IN USE 2015
© Vincent Fillon