13 . 05 . 2015

The hanging gardens of Batignolles

BARTOLO-VILLEMARD

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BVAU © Cyril LallementBartolo 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. In the vast neighbourhoods being redevelloped between Clichy and 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.