Lot 4.2 is part of the new Clichy-Batignolles mixed development area and is located at the edge of boulevard Pereire. Ensuring the connection between these two architectural worlds is one of the challenges of this project, which also renders homage to Paris and the architecture of the 19th century. The Haussmann building has in fact revealed itself to be an extraordinarily open form of architecture capable of absorbing other uses than its originally intended ones. Our idea has been to exploit this sense of flexibility by creating an architecture that forms part of the city’s current logic, but which also offers solutions to current and future challenges.
The volume is a perfect extrusion of the triangular parcel which fully exploits all the plot’s spatial possibilities. The size and regularity of the openings create a general image of the building without specifically denoting its use. This open quality provides certain undeniable advantages to the apartments: with lots of windows and natural light and very spacious, they are all set up around a loggia.