RATP Habitat's new headquarters have just been delivered at 158 rue de Bagnolet, in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, in the heart of a dense built-up island. Atelier du Pont imagined a three-storey wooden frame building. Carved in tiers, it mixes architecture and landscape and adapts to its environment thanks to a set of south-facing terraces that allow people to inhabit the roofs.
For the first time in France, a biosourced and PEFC-certified building: an exemplary project in terms of sustainable development for the new joint building of the Vosges Ouest Agency of the ONF Grand Est, the Safer Grand Est and the Chamber of Agriculture of the Vosges.
Ideally located in the heart of the Opera district, a stone's throw from Place Vendôme, the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre, it is under the 1917 Art Nouveau facades of the former "Samaritaine de Luxe" that the Kimpton St Honoré Paris opens its doors on August 23, 2021.
Aspects such as lighting, accessibility, air conditioning, thermal and acoustic insulation, pollutants produced by certain building materials and volatile organic compounds give rise to what is called sick building syndrome.
At a time when the climate emergency is tolling the death knell for single-use buildings, the National Committee for the Development of Wood (CNDB) has chosen to highlight ephemeral wooden structures. Lightweight, ecological, modular and removable, the wood material offers aesthetic and functional solutions for any type of event or temporary urban intervention.
The house that moves with the sun is in Warsaw and bears the signature of the KWK PROMES architectural firm which resolves with technological mastery the need for shadow areas and greater solar exposure at the discretion of the sponsors, by the rotation of a central body of the city.