How can cost-effectiveness and quality of life be combined into social buildings without looking dreary? This was the question that architects Matthieu Gelin and David Lafon asked first when starting the new construction of 70 homes in Valenton, Paris.
New building of an ensemble with 70 flats, France © Filip Dujardin
"Intrinsic value, sustainability and identity in social housing are important issues for us." - Matthieu Gelin and David Lafon, architects
The aesthetic of a building is based on the technical and design quality of the used building materials.