In Paris, a street corner is always seen as an urban and architectural event.
Located at the southern gateway to Paris, Maison Yersin is a day hospital for Alzheimer‘s sufferers and a residence for the elderly in precarious situations, a last refuge for those who have lived part of their lives on the streets and for whom the city is finally offering a place and visibility.
This cocoon is occupied by comfortable studios, each with a loggia that can be closed off.
The concrete of the façade has been tinted using a mixture of colored powders. The resulting texture and shades of brown and red are reminiscent of the rust and brick of neighboring homes, a metaphor for old age which, like a rusty ship, remains definitely docked…
Photographie : Sergio Grazia