Project Name: Living warehouse
Practice: Haddock Architecture
Firm Location: France
Completion year: 2021
Gross Built up Area: 191 sqm
Project Location: Rennes, France
Photo Credits: Charles BouchaibMore Specs
Excerpt: Living warehouse is a mixed use architectural project designed by Haddock Architecture in France. The project plays on the contradiction and the complex relationship between low and high tech. By fitting into the template of the current hangar, the project derogates from the construction rules authorized by the city.
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Agricultural shed built in the middle of fields, it quickly becomes an industrial shed in the middle of a residential area. The history of the building is linked to that of the urbanization of the Rennes metropolitan area. When the owner retired, he wants to enhance his former workplace by transforming it into housings. The volumes and the existing oak structure are preserved.
they constitute the traces of its industrial past. They become the backbone of two new houses. The historic structure is enhanced and reused to support the photovoltaic roof of the house. The project plays on the contradiction and the complex relationship between low and high tech. By fitting into the template of the current hangar, the project derogates from the construction rules authorized by the city.
The whole is built on the parcel boundary to make the best use of its land and the orientations (mainly south). Each house has a large double-height living room which opens onto the garden. A large winter garden becomes an extension of the house and blurs the line between inside and outside. Entirely wooded with frame walls and covered with chestnut cladding, the two houses are built from local and bio-sourced materials.