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PARIS AFFORDABLE HOUSING

PARIS I 2019

Paris Affordable Housing Challenge invited participants to design a sustainable solution to the problem of affordable housing in Paris. It did not define a specific location for this architectural competition; therefore, the designs could be versatile enough to be adapted and implemented in many distinct locations and thus increase the capacity of the housing stock of the city.

The proposed design, awarded a place in the top 50 designs, reclaimed some of the abundant public green spaces in the city, especially perimeters of cemeteries and parks. It proposes stilted wooden pods in singular and clustered formats to be nestled around tree canopies using sustainable materials. The walling materials are paper tubes, wood and recycled denim and wool for insulation.

Urban recycling is one of the key factors contributing to sustainable building culture. The design proposes the adaptable reuse of discussed urban grain because we believe that future cities will to become denser and denser aid what has always been associated with the usage of the intensive area, might no longer be able to claim as many cityscapes as before. Hence, the proposed housing module exhibits versatility, it can be adopted to any urban context having a green buffer, the proposed 10m wide block is 8-10m above the ground level. The maximum height of the block will be 30m down the ground level and the height may also vary depending on the context of the surrounding context.

DESIGN TEAM

Sharad Maithel, Rameez Raza, Gurmeet Kaur, Puneet Dua