La Tour Daviel student residence, a Student Restructuring

The exterior of a building

La Tour Daviel student residence, it is due to a front extension and a complete restructuring of the building that the Daviel university Residence in Paris can now accommodate students in comfortable and spacious rooms replacing the somewhat old narrow ones.

For the facade, the change is total “to give a new positive image of the home and the neighbourhood,” says Jean-André Macchini, project architect. The 1,60 m extensions have earned valuable surface area without weighing down the structure by a lightweight system combining a timber frame and Danpalon® cladding.

Three-panel colours, clear, opal and ice, sometimes gives the perception of the colour of a steel tray in the background, developing into a set of bright and colourful surfaces. Jean-André Macchini says: “The entire building vibrates and responds to the slightest modulation of natural light during the day and night in the Paris sky, with random colour effects and reflections depending on the occupancy and
the lighting of the rooms.

The perception of the building is very different depending on where it is viewed from: from a distance, white dominates, based on the Parisian landscape; from up close the iridescent colours vibrate the volume.

This work on the material constituting the skin of the facade is a counterpoint to a set of recesses and projections, recess angles, shadow effects, and sculpturing by refining its size.”

DETAILS OF THE PROJECT:
Name of the Project: La Tour Daviel student residence, Paris
Application: Cladding
System: Danpal VRS System
Thickness: Danpalon Panel 16mm
Colors: Opal, Cristal, Ice
Architects: SCP Beguin & Macchini – architectes D.E.N.S.A.I.S
Copyright: © Hervé Abbadie

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