Lot 4.2 is part of the new Clichy-Batignolles mixed development area and is located at the edge of boulevard Pereire, at the meeting point of two different periods in the history of Paris’ urban development. The building plays a key role in linking these two architectural worlds.40 housing units
The prefabricated façade consists of 144 modules in a comb or ‘T’ shape. These modules are made of structural concrete, the insulation and facing, of a mat black concrete. Keeping the panels flush and maintaining the same width in the joints were some of the technical challenges that the assembly of the panels raised.Prefabrication of the façade panels
Above and beyond the classic, standard ratio, the mostly glass façades significantly enhance the quality of the building’s uses, which benefit from an abundance of natural light and views. The size and regularity of the door and window openings, which are identical on the three façades, create a general image of the building without specifically denoting its use.Looking out onto the City
The materials favor a certain sobriety and are limited in number: polished concrete tinted black for the prefabricated panels for the façade, black lacquered aluminum for the concealed opening frames, glass for the windows, both for the half-height windows and the railings, stainless steel mesh, etc.Materiality
There are common characteristics in all these architectures that lie at the base of this flexibility: a clear structure, a ground floor that is accessible from the street and which can extend to include the mezzanine, a wealth and variety of door and window openings to allow for the construction of all kinds of plans, variable heights in the floors, adequate thickness, and a high level of compactness.
See the main phases of construction in images, especially the prefabrication of the facade panels in tinted black concrete, as well as their transportation and installation. The pannels were made by Decomo.