The project is located on a long, narrow strip of land partially occupied by a five‑story building, in the traditionally
33 Social Housing Units
: Paris, France
:Laetitia Antonini & Tom Darmon (cofounders architects)
: Claire Archimbaud (architect, project manager), Daliana Vasilache & Francesca Pesce (architects)
: 2 470 sqm
: Luc Boegly, Julien Lanoo, Antonini Darmon
The project is located on a long, narrow strip of land partially occupied by a five‑story building, in the traditionally working‑class Belleville district of Paris. A significant piece of the neighborhood’s heritage and the site’s unifying building, it has been rehabilitated and its base hollowed out to allow passage.
Backbone of the complex, the internal street is the structuring element that irrigates the project. Aligned with the central passage, the new building «pierces» the existing building. This effect is accentuated by the treatment of the façades: the five «small» houses and the existing building, given a matte white plaster finish, come to rest on a base covered with shiny white enamel bricks, a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. Paved with Parisian paving stones, the little street becomes a pathway for strolling, with vegetation planted along the new buildings and the adjoining wall.