The Nemausus Social Housing project by Jean Nouvel was completed in , a time during which a massive amount of the population of. Building Type: 4-Storey Low-rise Social Housing Scheme. bullet, Completion: bullet, Total Floor Area: 10, m2. bullet, Architect: Jean Nouvel.

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However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. In this case, open layout and semi-transparent partition, borrowed from office design, as well as multi-level strategy provide the basis of variety.

Nimes is a French city located in the south near the Mediterranean Sea. Although the appropriateness of using metal cladding in Hong Kong context is arguable perhaps for its industrial appearance, ease of abuse and so on, the idea of replaceable and recyclable nemauaus cladding is certainly a plausible one in terms of minimizing demolition waste and ultimate material recycling.

Nemausus — Ateliers Jean Nouvel

The balconies provide outdoor living to the full: The low cost requirement was met by using prefabricated industrial elements for interior and exterior fittings the building shell is thin concrete cased in aluminium sheeting. View from the East, departure from the safe character. The materials on Nemausus are given by this particular image so radical. Nouvel planned houses from the inside out, to prolong the interior and providing more living space.

Nemausus Housing

Once again, through this decision, win space for the dwellings within the volume. Innovation is certainly a plausible word. Use of standardized metal panels. The use of industrial materials concertina garage doors for balconies, metalwork decking, aluminum open stairs is indeed radical, but does not derive from any intention to shock or to be radical for its own sake. A good room, for just about everybody, means a big room. Nouvel poses two buildings almost parallel elongate boat-shaped, one shorter than the other.


The complex housing Nemausus the challenge was much greater than just solving a whole.

Towards each side of these passages, the walls are opened outward, expanding the boundaries of each dwelling. The climate also suggests maximum opening to the exterior, the designers included long terrace balconies, and garage-type doors opening the full facade width of apartments so as to extend bouvel living area to the outside.

But to do so, and build more space at the same price, uses a straight logic, elementary, and as simple as possible. There is also a large green space in between the two buildings nemuasus tenants to enjoy.

The stairs are off from each building and have an independent steel structure. Mimicking the way some of the buildings raised by the modern movement, Nouvel proposed that the same off the field. Flexibility was created by dividing seventeen different modules for apartment layouts one-room studio, split-level, tri-level, etc From there, bringing the architecture to social housing has been more mild and isolated models.

It also means all the apartments have a big terrace and open out fully onto this terrace. Again, neemausus order to lower costs, the building structure was designed in a practical and rational. Nouvfl is the democratic aspect. Elements of Open Layout and partitioning borrowed from office design.

Metal Cladding on as major material. To introduce nouuvel kind of “experiment” and variety into public housing, perhaps what needs to be formally justified is the question of equality and homogeneity that was emphasized previously. In this project, basic but forgotten principles have been resurrected and clearly applied.

Thin reinforced concrete with aluminium cladding. The resolution of social housing has always been houvel tricky issue and a suspense account for the great architects who are used to solve large spaces and work with high budgets.

Currently, people living in these buildings was very young. Among the key questions was the definition of a “good apartment”; a good apartment was, quite simply, as big an apartment as possible.


Experimental housing with apartments and parking spaces Net Floor Area: For the load on each of them not too, Nouvel poses a counterweight system.

Unemployment and housing shortage is a lesser evil, but something existing. There are units of three kinds — simplex, duplex, and triplex — resulting in 17 types of units. A good apartment was flexible, changeable. And a good apartment was inexpensive. This flexibility and individuality ensure that the future tenant knows exactly where he lives.

Nouvel and the mayor of Nimes knew of a previous competition held for the building of the Municipality of the city. The lack of safe water and hygiene and sanitation led to epidemics that resulted in tragedy.

A good apartment is flexible, able to convert. The large glass doors in each apartment also give the space a feeling of flexibility.

In such countries, the most common is that the social housing sector point to a low-income populations or students with little budget. They kept two strips of trees that once formed an arboretum, and run along the entire package. The only exception to the modulation of the walls are prepared every 5 meters, is in the center of the nave, where it is severely broken with two walls to find a shorter distance, and there put the elevators.

The Nemausus Social Housing project by Jean Nouvel was completed ina time during which a massive amount of the population of France was moving from the rural outskirts to the more urban areas. It seems like there are many electric boom lifts Rental.