Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Living in a Greenhouse

I just read about a amazing looking project in Nantes, France called Habitat 44. Now I'm not sure if that's the name of the project, or the organization that sponsored and manages it, but I couldn't wait to make a brief post about it.

The project was designed by Tetrarc as a 39 unit social housing development focused on community gardens and shared living spaces. The building looks like a four story green house and appears to let an enormous amount of natural light into every space. Habitat 44 also include a mix of rental and home ownership opportunities for residents and is affordable for low and moderate income households.

The design team also organized the layout of most units around kitchen and bathrooms so that living spaces and bedrooms would be exposed the exterior views and natural lighting. Additionally, each unit has direct access to the community gardening spaces, which encourages more interactions among residents.

So check out Arch Daily's article about the project and links to Habitat 44's developers.

Best aye,


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