Le grand portail. Maison & objet 2013.
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Unusual because it’s a BBC (low-consumption building) launched by the mayor of Nanterre so that families who rent housing in that city can become first-time homeowners through lower real estate pricing. With one evening meeting a month for 18 months to learn the ins and outs of construction. The 15 families worked with architects to design their living space. The space includes a workshop, laundry, and a multi-common room. This business model is flourishing in Germany, notably Freiburg, and a first in France. These families rent on average 3,000 euros/month.
architects: pascal chombart lauwe and fabien brissaud
program: 15 units
start of construction: june 2011
delivery: 2nd quarter of 2013