Vélo Cité formalizes the link between a traditional and a new housing sectors developed around Royan downtown.
Thirty-seven houses fitting into the existing slope and offer a new landscape. Like the old Charente buildings, cut and topped with irregular roofs, we offer a volumetric composition that marks the territory and strongly qualifies it.
This double topography is shaped by the ground and by the air.
In order to establish our buildings, the limit between the public and the private is materialized by these stretched lines in the landscape, on which the constructions emerge.
The project is built in raw concrete, and becomes the support for the landscaping that binds the whole project.
An idea that starts from a questioning of the current way of consuming housing, and our ability to re-enchant its programmatic and architectural design: how to remain innovative both technically and socially?
It would therefore be a question of thinking about new forms of production, avoiding the standardized product which no longer adapts to current households.
Thus, creating neighborhoods that are shared and loved by their inhabitants, with their own strong identity, where each dwelling is part of a homogeneous fabric, but remains different in its essence, like its owners.