NBC Dwellings

Nantes, France, 2015

The 84 housing units of 70 multi-family and 14 individual dwellings reveal an exceptional situation in the territory, as a "main element" of articulation between two urban territories in eastern Nantes: the « Cité de la Bottière », a social quarter of 2000 dwellings, built in the 1970s, and the new development of the Bottière-Chênaie district (2,300 dwellings, public and commercial facilities)A concrete basement unifies the different volumes, following the complex geometry of the terrain.Each apartment has its own interior terrace protected by semi-transparent aluminium shutters.