In Toulouse, near the airport and the river Garonne.
A housing development that seeks to optimize the living conditions of each of its cells. The whole is broken down to prioritize the meeting with the domestic rather than insisting on the abstraction of the idea.
A formalizes the street leading to it, its volume exaggerating the perspective.
B is detached, in the middle; it has to reflect light inwards.
C twists its volume to construct the corner.
D is lower (three storeys) and light. It encloses the complex at the rear gently, like a fence.
A, on the street tarmac, is mainly black (80% black, 20% white).
B, designed to reflect, is its opposite (80% white, 20% black).
C, at the corner, is balanced (50% white, 50% black).
D, light and soft, has wood.
The garden is a recreation, using characteristic materials (gravels, sands …) and vegetation (poplars…), of the meander of the nearby river Garonne.
Architect: Josep Lluís Mateo – Mateo Arquitectura
Client: KAUFMAN & BROAD
Surface: 13.628 m2
Structural Engineering: BOMA Inpasa
Landscape: Manuel Colominas
Photography: Adrià Goula