Completed in 2011, the Collective Eco-Housing “La Canopée” was recognized by Patrick Arotcharen and Carole Magot from Patrick Arotcharen Architecte on an spot of 3800 sqm in Bayonne, France. Studying the internet site, the architects opted for a design that not only responds to its customers, but also to the surroundings. Consequently, the housing expertise resides in several timber cabins that intertwine themselves with the surrounding woods. Eco-friendly and web site particular. On this narrow and somewhat irregular website (5000m2), the 50 housing units are grouped into 2 principal residential entities. 38 collective units are linked by raised walkways to 12 individual homes dotted about the current organic ne2rk of trees. Hoisted up, as if on stilts, the venture mimics the playful nature of the vegetation and trees. The constructed environment distinguishes itself from the service ‘zones’ and landscaping at street degree supplying up a habitat, which brushes up directly against the surrounding foliage.
The timber walkways erected at initial floor degree, flirting with the tall trees offer up a sensory and dreamlike pathway amid the vegetation.
All the apartments and houses are dual facet with a living room entirely glazed (6m lengthy) orientated largely south, extendable by a personal timber external balcony area (12m2) and visually protected by the cautious use of timber sun shade screens and balustrades with created in flower boxes overflowing with vegetation.