At the corner of rue Curie and rue Emile Duclaux, in the heart of Suresnes, there is a building with a completely renovated look. In the visible face of a major restructuring and over-relevation, it is a conversion of an 80s tertiary building into a 41-unit contemporary apartment building.
This exercise reveals the flexibility of the existing building. The observation is clear, the transformation of the tertiary sector of this generation, with its low floors and repetitive structure, lends itself well to this.
Behind this distinguished street front, clad in light-coloured bricks, are comfortable, generous apartments with large wooded windows. In the heart of the islet, it unfolds a vocabulary of large terraces intimately nestled in the greenery.
The result is sober and wise, integrated into a city whose architectural periods dialogue calmly but where neighbourhoods must constantly reinvent themselves.