The block B2 in Bagneux illustrates formal continuity, the expression of a black diamond.
Clinging to the north gable of the adjoining structure, the building is a folded, meandering volume that spreads between Avenues Aristide Briand and Victor Hugo, ending at a corner at the intersection of these two streets.
The open hollows accommodate wide, green forecourts formed by a series of alignments and recesses.
This particular location is the essence of the project; it gives this prow the value of a sign marking the entrance to the city.
The volumetric figure, which is particularly elaborate, ensures a skillful harmony and evokes a remarkable sculptural shape. Block B2 uses a reduced architectural register.
The facade, clad in black thermo-lacquered metal, rises above a mineral base in architectonic anthracite concrete. It is composed of 2.70 meter frames resulting from random assemblies between frames and infill panels. The monochromic black makes it possible to capture and play with the variations of the light.
The composition of this skin is inspired by the work of the artist Pierre Soulages and his research into the materiality of black. “The pot with which I paint is black,” explains the painter, “but what counts is the light, diffused by reflections”.
Photographie : Stefan Tuchila