Apartments? or Multi-Storey Car Park?

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Based on a simple car park structure these apartments in France are created as a solution to local housing supply issues, low cost council flats. I think the design is pretty standard and maybe a tad obvious, to use a formula that creates large scale multi-storey car parks and replicate this, filling the space with housing. I just don’t know if people would want to live somewhere that seems quite cold, but I do love the simple geometric shapes created by the silhouette of the strong structures.

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Situated on the Plateau de la Haye theses apartments have been created to promote a new way of living, each apartment consists of three main sections. Firstly the well insulated interior space which is the obviously the main living area, then an ‘inter-climatic’ space which is a balcony, veranda. And finally an outdoor planting space for leisure and gardening. These all provide different elements that change people experiences of a house, a comfy are as well as a natural outdoor living space. I just love how they have divided each space into a simple new living space where the interior and exterior are always connected.

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I love the floor to ceiling stairwells, and the community feeling the building promotes. Its a great way to add more council houses, by tweaking an already proved design, such as the multi-storey car park. I’d love the challenge of transforming an existing car park into some amazing apartments.

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