A French architect has positioned modular housing units on the rooftops of Paris
Situated on the edge of The River Seine in Paris, France, Stéphane Malka architecture have designed a housing solution which works with existing buildings.
Named ‘3box’, housing units are suspended and raised in between two buildings on a corner plot. The modular structures are rectangular in shape and subtly highlight the contrast between old and new. They have been developed using sustainable technologies and are topped with a green roof.
Commenting on the project Stéphane Malka said: "We were able to propose green housing 40% below the real estate market price, built without any preparation in workshops, in an extremely short time thanks to our patented panels and unique technique of prefabrication. These innovations were achieved in collaboration with a team of specialists from engineering firm Les Toits du Monde".
The bioclimatic homes are made from 100% recyclable steel frames and wooden sliding panels
Composed of three units rising one on top of each other, this method of urban intervention makes use of the ‘gaps’ and vacant spaces in between the city’s architecture. The scheme has proven to be cost-effective and ecological, working against the increasing problem of urban sprawl, and ultimately providing a contemporary method of viewing Paris above the horizon.