Throughout this project the main concern has been to bear in mind the significant visual impact of the future building, despite its relatively small size, on its surrounding landscape. The construction is expected to provide a harmonious transition between the adjoining buildings, radically different in volumes - which today means that a number of gables have become conspicuous. It was decided to choose a metallic structure precisely to give the three sides of the building a unique identity, where gables would remain distinct from the front of the edifice. The metallic structure provides a shared and contemporary lexicon within the surrounding urban language : the 5th floor is slightly drawn in, the 6th much more so, in a wilful attempt to re-create the classic Parisian 'attic-loft' layout to be found in most buildings of the street - albeit one less floor level. Small balconies with aluminium slatted shutters can be seen hanging off a double structure.
This project was designed in collaboration with François Lerault, licensed architect.