Jean Renaudie and Renée Gailhoustet’s Housing Building in Ivry-sur-Seine (1969-1975) : socks-studio

Jean Renaudie and Renée Gailhoustet’s Housing Building in Ivry-sur-Seine (1969-1975) : socks-studio.

 

I’m actually quite ignorant of a lot of great architecture and planning work. I’ve heard of Jean Renaudie, but I don’t recall ever seeing this work created by he and his wife! I’m so surprised at the playful dimension of this building. The angles suggest excessive wasted space- it can’t be too energy efficient- but what a great example of how a human environment can seem to grow upward like an ant mound- very ecologically inspired, I think!

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