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Last edited 28 Mar 2020
Arches Boulogne, France
In May 2016, Arches Boulogne, located on a former industrial site in the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, was completed by French architecture firm Antonini Darmon. The social housing block has a Neoclassical aesthetic courtesy of a white concrete façade surrounded on all sides by colonnade rows.
The building is multi-oriented, meaning that the balconies width surrounding the seven storeys depends on the direction they face. Narrower terraces facing north maximise natural light exposure, while broader walkways on other sides protect against summer heat.
Content and images courtesy of Antonini Darmon.
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