Case study house # 5

From the Pirate bubble to the Bois-le-Prêtre tower

After several unsuccessful housing requests with relevant departments of the city Geneva, Marcel Lachat decided to implement the "noise bubbles" Jean-Louis Chanéac hanging in his apartment a bubble veil concrete.

A principle taken back 30 years later by the architects Anne Lacaton, Philippe Vassal and Frédéric Druout, within the framework of the renovation of the Tower Bois-le-Prêtre in Paris. Alternative in the demolition of the large sets of social housing, this principle of renovation aims at increasing the conditions of comfort and of habibilité of the standars of time(period) by sticking in particular on every housing of winter gardens.

La Tour Bois-le-Prêtre


> Case Study House # 1, House NA, Sou Fujimoto
> Case Study House # 2, la Maison Shishi Odoshi, Avignon-Clouet,
> Case Study House # 3, Maison Eames, CSH n° 8,
> Case Study House # 4, La Maison Escargot, Guy Rottier,
> Case Study House # 6, L'architecture du lieu, Kevin Low