Architectures Possibles - Pottgiesser / Galvani House / An expantion in Paris

Architectures Possibles - Pottgiesser / Galvani House / An expantion in Paris

Arnaud
An existing three story small mansion needed to expand towards the backyard to accomodate seven inhabitants. Les “Parcs et Jardins” (Parks and Gardens), the existing building codes and the owner requested that the existing garden at street level were to be kept in the project. The view towards the old building was not to be obstructed and a garage and entrance hall were to be implemented by the street. No more than a street level plus one upper level were allowed. And the parisian basin rock were to be used in the façade. (The Louvre has plenty of it.) It feels as if it ’s drawn from human necessity, lacking attention seeking frivolity without purpose, suiting the urban fabric, silent but radiating intelligence, in line with the french rational tradition. A protection from urban city business, hiding underground, under a garden camouflage. Serenity in the disposition of materials, details, architectural elements and residential activities makes living in it an experience for the architectural mind. By proper analysis, imagination deciphered the parisian urban code. It enacts a strange different logic, setting up a new but rational typology. #Architect #Architecture #Bow #Buried #Constraint #Design #Expantion #France #Galvani #Garden #Harmony #House #Integrated #Light #Mansion #Modern #Organic #Paris #Patio #Possible #Pottgiesser #Sustainable #Tree #Underground #Vault #Window #Yard
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