Offices and housing by Dominique Coulon & associés

            <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Offices and housing in Strasbourg
This small tower has been built in the historic Krutenau district in Strasbourg.
The city has a number of “hollow teeth” – vacant plots that are too small to be of interest to promoters. In exchange for an attractive price, the consultation called for the production of an exemplary building guaranteeing the achievement of high energy performances, the use of bio-sourced materials, and a mixed-purpose project. On a plot measuring just 120 square metres, we proposed a programme of offices and accommodation, with a kitchen garden and an organic swimming pool on the topmost terrace. The skin is in scorched wood (larch), a technique often utilised in Japan that makes the material long-lasting by scorching its outer surface.
The facade masks the interconnection of the programmes. The openings in the walls appear to be random, not corresponding to any functional requirements, and their different sizes it difficult to distinguish the different levels of ...

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