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Dijon Concrete Housings

Ateliers O-S Architectes

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Morgan Day, Hanley Wood

Project Name

Dijon Concrete Housings

Project Status


Year Completed




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Project Description


The project is a creation of 20 housing lots located in Dijon, including 14 flats and 6 townhouses. It consists of a succession of small buildings and privates homes with surrounding fences and open spaces looking into interior gardens. This urban rhythm is strengthened by the recurrent use of stone. The general atmosphere of the street is strongly marked by the series of these mineral textures and the presence of abundant vegetation.

The implementation of the project creates a transition between the apartment building and the surrounding storied house. The 4-storey building is 14m wide along the main street and presents a succession of 2-storey houses inside the plot. The project is divided into two distinctive entities: the first located along the street includes 14 flats in a collective housing building of 4 floors. In all the sizes of housing, each flat opens onto its surrounding environment and has multiple orientations (at least two). The stairwell has natural light with openings onto the façade.

The second part of the project consists of 6 terrace townhouses organized onto 2 floors. Each house has a south-west facing garden. We’ve proposed a façade buildi ng made of textured precast white concrete which offers a texture and color similar to the neighboring surrounding walls. On the upper floors, the variation of concrete panels and openings form a simple and elegant pattern. The façades are load-bearing walls, designed and controlled ahead to manage the feasibility, the cost, the deadline and the quality of the concrete.
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