The concept of the building is to create a gateway in between two prominent parts of the city’s new development. By excavating a portion of our built mass we liberate a diagonal passage through our site while at the same time articulate the descent to a commercial center and below ground parking.
On the executive floors we provide a rice-field like landscape that serves as a park and as a rain water retainer to re-use natural water and cool down the building. Continue reading JDS
The project forms part of the new OMA/FAA/XDGA masterplan on the boulevard Calberson MacDonald in Paris’ 19th arrondissement. The masterplan consists of 2 layers, a lower layer of existing warehouse and parking space, to be renovated into commercial/parking programme and an upper platform on which x new apartment buildings by a variety of architects are planned. JDS were commissioned by ICADE-ARCOBA to design 2 social housing buildings N4 and S4. N4 has seven levels and 60 apartments. Continue reading JDS
Situated in a secluded countryside, we wanted this house to embrace its landscape. From the inside, we maximized the living space while projecting the hill and mountain into the house. From the outside, the house blends into the surrounding hill minimizing its visual impact to a mere bump into the steep mountainside. Continue reading JDS
Over the past twenty years Lille has become a European hub; a destination for business and congress, a great place to study and live and also a tourist destination. It is a city with a turbulent history of conquest and reconquest, a heritage as an important medieval city and later on enjoyed and sometimes suffered the title of Northern France industrial capital. Continue reading JDS