24 Housing Units by Zanon + Bourbon Architects
This project provides 24 affordable flats in Nancy, France. The building is divided into two main volumes, and these are joined by a glass communal living space. Eternit panels are used externally with lacquered timber windows. The architects have created a timber clad ground floor, which refers to the matching timber windows whilst also enhancing the drama of the cantilevered white volume above. The variable arrangement of the fiber cement cladding and projecting windows to the upper floors leads the eye across the facades, whilst the standing seam zinc roof is sculpted to provide interest to the orthogonal volumes below.