Paris #09 prescan
View from Passerelle Michelet over the Boulevard Circulaire, the Boulevard Pierre Gaudin and the Rue de la République towards a Residential unit.
From the la Défense Architecture guide (www.ladefense.fr/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/guidearchiuk.pdf):
Containing both housing units (530 apartments)
and offices (12,000 sq.m), this star shaped complex
of 3 buildings has a structure which frees up the
floor slabs. Each apartment has flexible, adaptable
partitioning. Xavier and Luc Arsène-Henry have
used their material of choice, white cement, for
the supporting panels which cover the façade.
These panels, which are fluted to drain water from
the façade, highlight the effect of verticality initiated
by the superimposed windows.
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