Wood and Straw Housing / NZI ArchitectesSave this projectSaveWood and Straw Housing / NZI Architectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918820/wood-and-straw-housing-nzi-architectes Clipboard Houses “COPY” Photographs Client:Nogent Perche habitatEconomie Fluides:PCETECHCity:Nogent-le-RotrouCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juan Sepulveda GrazioliRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. Wood & Straw, an innovative and responsible constructive choice. Straw insulation is a natural material: it is a material healthy, durable (experiments show straw houses dating back nearly 100 years) and powerful (we get resistances of the order of 9 W / m².K – compare to 5 W / m².k traditionally for walls properly isolated).By opting for the construction of wood & straw, biosourced construction is favored, which limits the use of unsustainable resources.Save this picture!© Juan Sepulveda GrazioliThe constructive advantage of wood and straw construction compared to the traditional wooden structure and MOB wood frame walls is the possibility of complete prefabrication of the wall. The low weight of the wooden structure and straw allows the production of large areas of factory walls. The assembly line does not require a very powerful crane and the panels can be easily handled on site with light lifting equipment.Save this picture!© Juan Sepulveda GrazioliSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!SectionThe insertion of the program in the site. The plot, a real park in the district of Gauchetières, is surrounded byJean Moulin Avenue to the west, Val Street to the east and Paul Langevin Street to the north. The landscaped importance of the site (large free park) allowed a free and structured implantation: the houses project will respond in the same way as the other buildingspresent in the park. The boundaries on the north side will be treatedlandscape and porous, to be perceived as thresholds.At the back of the parcel of fences will be set up, with wicketaccess. The pedestrian can continue to cross the park thanks to the faults that preserve the distant views, the porosity and create asupervision from Paul Langevin Street.Save this picture!© Juan Sepulveda GrazioliThe project’s challenge is not to recreate a built-up front but rather to create different rhythms and stay open on the site. By creating these faults of the street, the houses are grouped by module, which we will call “block” of 4 to 5 houses:Block A, the central block B, Block C.A and C are identical, in mirror.Save this picture!© Juan Sepulveda GrazioliThe central block B is slightly set back from A and C, to allow the requalification of the pedestrian band located between the car parks of the schools and the future houses. This withdrawal also allows breakthroughs not only south but also diagonally. It protects the houses from the proximity of the street.Save this picture!© Juan Sepulveda GrazioliThe houses arearranged in staggered rows to avoid sudden repetition by too rough alignments. The decommissioning of one house in two generates private green spaces and limits the creation of fence. An alternation of the heights of factage also allows to vary the silhouette and to energize it.Save this picture!© Juan Sepulveda GrazioliProject gallerySee allShow lessThayer Brick House / Brooks + Scarpa + Studio Dwell ArchitectsSelected ProjectsSubaru Nursery / RFA+CFASelected Projects Share Wood and Straw Housing / NZI Architectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918820/wood-and-straw-housing-nzi-architectes Clipboard “COPY” I+A Projects Save this picture!© Juan Sepulveda Grazioli+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share France Year: 2019 Area: 1100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Nogent-le-Rotrou, France Manufacturers: Bacacier, Cruard Charpente Architects: NZI Architectes Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Structure: Photographs: Juan Sepulveda Grazioli Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNZI ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNogent-le-RotrouFrancePublished on June 12, 2019Cite: “Wood and Straw Housing / NZI Architectes” 12 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.