NEOSSMANN

A  City on the City
Consisting essentially of Haussmannian architecture, the heritage of Paris has become a static park.
Facing over-densification and poor housing in Paris, Neossmann is a proposal for urban sublevation,dedicated to reducing urban sprawl.

These new aerial parcels, distanced from both noise and olfactory pollution and without vis-a vis, are major contenders for the question of housing in Paris. Once the supply becomes greater than the demand, housing will again become accessible, reviving the Parisian economy through an influx of new residents.
Resting on fortified load bearing walls, this project launches the housing towards the sky, with a translucent facade made of a thin layer of stone laminated onto a glass facade.
Technical constraints are managed in workshops, while the installation of the modules is achieved through innovative construction methods that are much faster than conventional construction because of the use of a prefabricated system.
The facade, prepared in a workshop, consists of simple tarp filled with old clothes and rags in order to provide insulation.

By day, the fabric allows rays of diffuse light to emanate throughout the interior.

By night, the facade becomes practically opaque, with rays of light radiating towards the city.

By building on the roof, this project is an alternative to the incessant conquest for a tabula rasa,

while also enabling citizens to access housing by literally providing new perspectives through the generation of a city upon the city .

  • Type: Housing
  • State: Study
  • Year: 2012
  • City: PARIS, FRANCE
  • Team: Studio Malka Architecture I Tristan Spella Render
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