The “Courbes” project is part of the urban renewal program of the ZAC Charles de Gaulle in Colombes. The area is easily identified thanks to the eclectic architecture of the urban fabric, blending bungalows and apartment houses dating from the 1980s-90s. The tramway has finally reached this neighborhood, which has enabled the beginning of its genuine transformation owing to its highly prized proximity to the business district of La Défense.
▼项目概览，general view © FERNANDO GUERRA
▼建筑外观，exterior view © FERNANDO GUERRA
The architectural project comprises two buildings with large and double-height shops on the ground floor, it restores the notion of alignment to the boulevard while bestowing visual lightness in its upper floors thanks to the suppleness of its interlocking volumes. The important variations in the project’s height envelope and floor plan results from the presence of setbacks on every floor, which make it possible to offer rich volumes according to the surrounding context. The core of the city block benefits from the creation of a pedestrian alleyway lined with over 30 parasol pines, and the residential building is cladded in shiny annealed stainless steel, which amplifies the perception of the greenery and light within the block.
▼街道视角，view from the street © FERNANDO GUERRA
▼建筑立面采用了闪亮的退火不锈钢，有助于增强人们对街区内绿色植物与光线的感知 © FERNANDO GUERRA
The residential building is cladded in shiny annealed stainless steel, which amplifies the perception of the greenery and light within the block
The project with its 134 apartments serves to signal the entrance to the town while the molded volumes give each apartment a unique character. The aim was to densify the area, respecting the comfort of all at the same time. Each floor has been designed in accordance to its specific location, whilst complying the orientation, the neighboring structures and the volumes of the floors above and below.
▼俯瞰阳台，overlook to the balconies © TAKUJI SHIMMURA
▼动态的立面轮廓，the dynamic profile of facade © TAKUJI SHIMMURA
▼每个楼层的“后退”构成了项目在立面和平面上的重要变化 © TAKUJI SHIMMURA
The important variations in the project’s height envelope and floor plan results from the presence of setbacks on every floor
▼立面细节，facade detailed view © TAKUJI SHIMMURA
The massive appearance of the building is mitigated by the presence of balconies – between reflection and transparency- offering open sky exterior spaces. Over 2 km of curved glazing were required to complete the project.
▼阳台空间，balconies © FERNANDO GUERRA
▼弧形玻璃，the curved glazing © TAKUJI SHIMMURA
▼从庭院仰视阳台，view upwards to the building from the courtyard © FERNANDO GUERRA
▼户外平台，outdoor terrace © TAKUJI SHIMMURA
The exterior spaces are on average 22 m² per apartment. Though situated in the second ring of Paris suburbs, it benefits form quality interior spaces, illustrated in particular by the choice of solid oak parquet floors for all the rooms in the building as well as the common areas. The southern edge of the property is treated like a ship’s prow overlooking the outside. The apartments enjoy large full-height windows and broad terraces facing south with an unobstructed view of the district of La Défense.
▼公寓楼大厅空间，view from the lobby © FERNANDO GUERRA
▼公寓阳台视野，view from the apartment balcony © FERNANDO GUERRA
▼公寓内部，interior view © FERNANDO GUERRA
▼建筑夜景，night view of the buildings © TAKUJI SHIMMURA
▼阳台轴测，axon © Christophe Rousselle Architecte
▼首层平面图，Plan RDC © Christophe Rousselle Architecte
▼四层平面图，Plan R+4 © Christophe Rousselle Architecte
▼七层平面图，Plan R+7 © Christophe Rousselle Architecte
▼立面图，facade © Christophe Rousselle Architecte
▼剖面图A-A，section A-A © Christophe Rousselle Architecte
▼剖面图B-B，section B-B © Christophe Rousselle Architecte