Arranging these four human-scale buildings around a huge shared area of private and shared gardens ensures a harmonious relationship between building and environment.
A dynamic play of heights and the breaking up of volumes provides visual diversity and plenty of light.The apartments are mostly double aspect (lower lighting bills) and well ventilated (lower heating and cooling bills) thanks to their corner loggias. Additional external insulation is provided, and the terraces are planted for rainwater harvesting. Solar panels on the roof provide water heating. The buildings are certified low energy.
Lot 1, rue Daniel Mayer, 37100 Tours
6,3 M€ (2009 value)
6 500 m² HO
Standard public works contract for design architect
human scale, light, orientation, gardens
white and coloured renders
Pargade design architect, Gouaze site architect