Monday, June 25, 2012

blog wunderlust : 18th June 2012

our bodily contact with the edges of space is central to our awareness of ourselves and our spatial location
Tom Porter

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New Work ::: Council Flats in Sète

© Cécile Septet

Council Flats in Sète, France designed by architects Colboc Franzen Associates. The 3 blocks contain a total of 71 flats at nearly 4,000m2 in size and sit on a trapezoidal plot of land. The balconies that run along the exterior of the buildings are wrapped in a continuous galvanized steel brise soleil that offers solar and visual respite. The scheme borrows Corbusian logic raising the blocks on pilotis to provide both parking and an extension of the landscape.