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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Nouvel wanted each apartment in the building nouve be as large as possible, while still being flexible. Ie, it generates a transverse structure, which will hold the hand of a common movement, and the other the private courtyard of each house, making sure that both are balanced.

They kept two strips of trees that once formed an arboretum, and run along the entire package. 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 finishing cladding is certainly a plausible one in terms of minimizing demolition waste and ultimate material recycling.

In this quest, good apartment andalusia Nouvel defined as simply an apartment as large as possible. Nouvel planned houses from the inside out, to prolong the interior and providing more living space. Experimental housing with apartments and parking spaces Net Floor Area: Nouvel and the mayor of Nimes knew of a previous competition held for the building of the Municipality of the city. The justification is on the identified target audiences whom were later reported as tenants under 40 with some sort of “artistic inclination”.

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.

At the opposite facade, which faces the street and adjacent buildings, this is repeated a footbridge but in this case is used in private practice for each unit. A good apartment is flexible, able to convert. But the first World War, coupled with the economic crisis in the United States which had caused a large scale again this urgent need. Jean Nouvel was inspired by industrial buildings, and wanted to apply the concepts of such buildings to the Nemausus project.


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.

Again, in order to lower costs, the building structure was designed in a practical and rational. Maximum apartment size was provided for by minimizing communal spaces such as stairways and halls. In Nemausus, the architect tries to enhance the area, providing as much light, take the flow of air, and issues for the time seemed discredited, or neglected.

The cities were not prepared for such growth, and lacked the necessary infrastructure for this new situation. The complex housing Nemausus the challenge was much greater than just solving a whole.

Arnault De Bussiere Engineer: In this case, open layout and semi-transparent partition, borrowed from office design, as well as multi-level strategy provide the basis of variety. Unemployment and housing shortage is a lesser evil, but something existing.

Nemausus Housing

The area has a very good climate in much of the year and its people have the habit of living far away from home, making use of public space. Thin reinforced concrete with aluminium cladding. Resting on these columns load-bearing walls that divide each apartment, which are repeated in the same way throughout the three floors. Since the beginning of the twentieth century with the expansion of cities due to the strong increase in the number of plants from the Industrial Revolutionthe need for more homes to be noted.

To introduce this 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.

Nemausus Experimental Scheme – Nimes, France

The stairs are off from nouvep building and have an independent steel structure. This decision follows the idea of allowing visual continuity on either side.


But the real concept stems from the need to define what is a good apartment. Nouvel also drew inspiration from the design of ships, and used pre-manufactured industrial components throughout the building.

The particularity of this, beyond the image series, is that the facade of each home can be opened completely, and relate it to the outside. A good apartment, above all else, means a big apartment. Because Nouvel was so inspired by industrial design, he was able to lower the overall costs of construction and make the apartments available to a wider range of people. But to do so, and build more space at the same price, uses a straight logic, elementary, and as simple as possible.

Making use of boom lifts for picking fruits from tall trees seems like a great use for them.

The use of standardized metal panels as finishing material allows replacement of individual panels or elements whenever necessary. Such a departure from the norms is therefore accepted by the market, i. His nemaussus with the horizontal flow is through bridges. Mimicking the way some of the buildings raised by the modern movement, Nouvel proposed that the same off the field.

The typological array guarantees that offering a choice is also a mark of respect we can show the future occupant. Currently, people living in these buildings was very young.

We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations. Many of the typologies is also a volume of a rectangular nouveo in the center, which is located in a toilet, kitchen and a storage space.

The large glass doors in each apartment also give the space a feeling of flexibility. March Filed under Architecture.