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2014

50 Housing units in the forest

Villiers-Saint-Frédéric (78)

Two village farms

2014

50 Housing units in the forest

Villiers-Saint-Frédéric (78)

The Villiers wood plays an important role in the quality of life of the inhabitants. In this densely vegetated area, quality housing estates served by the Avenue de Chatron offer a way of living in the woods. The plot of land allocated for this operation is an extension of this urban planning which is concerned with this environment and the growing need for social housing. Two single-storey buildings are installed, interacting with each other through the wood. The concept is inspired by the emblematic figure of the village farm organised around a central communal garden that looks like a domesticated forest. In this garden, a winding pathway serves the ground floor and first floor dwellings. These two crowns are punctuated by upper terraces that cut the architecture into a string of domestic-scale pavilions. Living in the forest takes on its full meaning here.

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Programme
50 social housing units

Project owner
Opievoy

Project manager
Éric BARTOLO associate architect BVAU-Bartolo Villemard Architecture Urbanisme

Site
Villiers-Saint-Frédéric (78)

Schedule
Competition - 2014

Surface area
3,080 m² net floor area

Cost
5.53 M € before tax

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