For a Sustainable Living
Project Title For a Sustainable Living Location: Boulogne Billancourt France Year: 2008 Client: La cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine Surface area: 1780 m2 Budget: 3,6ML € Project architectural Mario Cucinella Architects Team: Mario Cucinella Elizabeth Francis Andrea Parigi Debora Venturi Christina Garavelli Riccardo Minghini Caterina Michelini Susanna Tundo Aldo Giacchetto Structural wooden Engineering: IVALSA Mechanical engineering Politecnica Ingenierie e Architettura Electrical engineering: Politecnica Ingenierie e Architettura 3D Rendering : Studio Engram , France, 2008. This residential building was the result of an ideas competition organised by the Cité de l’Architecture et du patrimoine in Paris between eight international architects specialised in sustainable Architecture. The title of the exhibition is “For Sustainable Living`. The building is 1,780m2 over six floors and is located in Boulogne Bilancourt just outside Paris. It is conceived as a series of overlapping timber layers. The simple geometry of the private spaces ensures total adaptability of the interior depending on the requirements of each occupant. One façade has protruding ‘boxes’ that create a dynamic elevation with private protected terraces. The opposite side is calm and ordered. The spaces flow into one another and link the two sides of the building. Shared services are on the ground floor, such as the kindergarten, restaurant and bar and on the roof a garden is shared by all the inhabitants. A partial glass covering allow the creation of an internal microclimate and each sheltered common space is designed as a specific vegetal ecosystem The environmental strategies employed, such as photovoltaic panels, materials and insulation, have allowed a building that is energy positive, producing 6kWk/m2 per year more than it consumes.


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