Winter gardens – 98 housing units and a nursery / Bartolo Villemard

Winter gardens - 98 housing units and a nursery / bartolo villemard
© Cyrille Lallement

Project Details:
Location: 23 rue Georges Picquart, Paris 17e, France
Type: Residential – Housing
Area: 8 500 m2
Client: ICF Habitat La Sablière
Architects: Bartolo Villemard
Photographs: Cyrille Lallement

Bartolo Villemard’s approach stems from a social humanist involvement which outlines possible contexts relative to modes, program and use. Notions of use, comfort and domesticity are in fact the foundation of a series of studies that guides the agency to deliver quality housing.

Winter gardens - 98 housing units and a nursery / bartolo villemard
© Cyrille Lallement
Winter gardens - 98 housing units and a nursery / bartolo villemard
© Cyrille Lallement

In the vast neighbourhoods being redeveloped in the sector Clichy-Batignolles at the northern borders of Paris and which lie along disused railway land, one of their stand out structures is a housing block featuring 200 “hanging gardens” (or exterior conservatories) which cover the height and breadth of the building’s exterior, lending a noteworthy aspect and neatly proportioned volume.

Winter gardens - 98 housing units and a nursery / bartolo villemard
© Cyrille Lallement

Throughout the year, one can eat with his family, read in the sun, cross his apartment from the outside.

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