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The Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) is an international architectural practice with offices in Paris, Genoa and New York City.

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In some cases, creating attractive housing that is not only for the wealthy, can contribute to improving an urban context, as with the rue de Meaux residential project, where 120 birch trees were planted in the interior courtyard of an affordable housing complex in an area sorely lacking greenery. “Rue de Meaux is not a very luxury area of Paris, but when you walk through that small passage, you suddenly find yourself in a kind of island, where there is silence. You can’t hear the noise of the city, and you just have trees … Creating an interior courtyard to the over 1000 people living there, gives a sense of belonging, or community, and that is what we always try to have in one way or another.” — Bernard Plattner, Architect and Partner in charge of the Rue de Meaux project. 
#RPBW #website #story #residences #residentialproject #RuedeMeaux #housing #wealthy #urbancontext #trees #birchtrees #courtyard #interiorcourtyard #greencourtyard #community .
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© Rue de Meaux Housing in Paris / © Ph. Michel Denancé
  • [RPBW Residential Projects] In some cases, creating attractive housing that is not only for the wealthy, can contribute to improving an urban context, as with the rue de Meaux residential project, where 120 birch trees were planted in the interior courtyard of an affordable housing complex in an area sorely lacking greenery. “Rue de Meaux is not a very luxury area of Paris, but when you walk through that small passage, you suddenly find yourself in a kind of island, where there is silence. You can’t hear the noise of the city, and you just have trees … Creating an interior courtyard to the over 1000 people living there, gives a sense of belonging, or community, and that is what we always try to have in one way or another.” — Bernard Plattner, Architect and Partner in charge of the Rue de Meaux project. #rpbw #website #story #residences #residentialproject #ruedemeaux #housing #wealthy #urbancontext #trees #birchtrees #courtyard #interiorcourtyard #greencourtyard #community . . . © Rue de Meaux Housing in Paris / © Ph. Michel Denancé
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Other key considerations towards enhancing the surrounding context, include integrating the architecture within the existing environment and maintaining a human scale within cities. In Sydney, it was important to avoid casting a shadow on the nearby park, which helped lead to the residential and office towers’ inclined roof. The terracotta material and extra white glass used on the façade, as well as the curved, “sail” top of the building, were also inspired by the bay environment, and the nearby opera house.
“The sails reference the two sails in the opera house, but they do more: they hide equipment on the roof, which hi-rise buildings need to cool the building, etc... They create something like a crown on the building, with the skin that goes up into the building and becomes a sail on top.” — Olaf de Nooyer, Architect and Associate. 
#RPBW #website #story #residences #residentialproject #environment #humanscale #city #auroraplace #sail #mixeduse #residences #offices #sydney #sydneyoperahouse .
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© Aurora Place in Sydney / © Ph. John Gollings - Gollings Photography
  • [RPBW Residential Projects] Other key considerations towards enhancing the surrounding context, include integrating the architecture within the existing environment and maintaining a human scale within cities. In Sydney, it was important to avoid casting a shadow on the nearby park, which helped lead to the residential and office towers’ inclined roof. The terracotta material and extra white glass used on the façade, as well as the curved, “sail” top of the building, were also inspired by the bay environment, and the nearby opera house. “The sails reference the two sails in the opera house, but they do more: they hide equipment on the roof, which hi-rise buildings need to cool the building, etc... They create something like a crown on the building, with the skin that goes up into the building and becomes a sail on top.” — Olaf de Nooyer, Architect and Associate. #rpbw #website #story #residences #residentialproject #environment #humanscale #city #auroraplace #sail #mixeduse #residences #offices #sydney #sydneyoperahouse . . . © Aurora Place in Sydney / © Ph. John Gollings - Gollings Photography
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Another RPBW strategy for increasing access to views and daylight in its residential projects, not to mention improving air quality, is to simply lift a structure higher above the ground. Building laws in Vienna require main residential rooms include views, a fact which helped shape the Belvedere project, which, coupled with the belief that no one should live on the lower levels, led to the building of condominiums on 15-meters-high “pilotis” or stilts.
“It was very clear that the pilotis solution was, on the one hand, to benefit people living there, because they are living in the air. But it also gives a sense of landscaping throughout and below, where the light shines through the pilotis, crossing through our piece of land, and hitting the public park on the other side.” — Bernard Plattner, Architect and Partner in charge of Park am Belvedere in Vienna.
#RPBW #website #story #residences #residentialproject #piloti #float #lift #parkapartmentsambelvedere #vienna @ parkapartmentsambelvedere
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© Park Apartments Am Belvedere in Vienna / Michel Denancé
  • [RPBW Residential Projects] Another RPBW strategy for increasing access to views and daylight in its residential projects, not to mention improving air quality, is to simply lift a structure higher above the ground. Building laws in Vienna require main residential rooms include views, a fact which helped shape the Belvedere project, which, coupled with the belief that no one should live on the lower levels, led to the building of condominiums on 15-meters-high “pilotis” or stilts. “It was very clear that the pilotis solution was, on the one hand, to benefit people living there, because they are living in the air. But it also gives a sense of landscaping throughout and below, where the light shines through the pilotis, crossing through our piece of land, and hitting the public park on the other side.” — Bernard Plattner, Architect and Partner in charge of Park am Belvedere in Vienna. #rpbw #website #story #residences #residentialproject #piloti #float #lift #parkapartmentsambelvedere #vienna @ parkapartmentsambelvedere . . . © Park Apartments Am Belvedere in Vienna / Michel Denancé
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RPBW uses the ground floor as a prime location for directly linking private condominiums to the public and the surrounding city, whether through exhibition spaces, retail areas, gardens open to the public, or even kept private, but nevertheless clearly visible from outside the building.  In SoHo, for instance, the ground floor of RPBW’s residential, conjoined glass towers on Broome Street is 70 percent retail. The area is also enclosed by 30-foot-high glass walls, joined by cables, for extra transparency. “There is no really strong separation between what is happening inside and what is happening outside. The buildings express their function to people outside, so it’s not hidden in any way.” —Elisabetta Trezzani, Architect & Partner in charge of 565 Broome SoHo.
#RPBW #website #story #residences #residentialproject #groundfloor #permeability #publicspace #565broomesoho #newyork @565broomesoho
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© 565 Broome SoHo in New Yok / © Render by The Boundary
  • [RPBW Residential Projects] RPBW uses the ground floor as a prime location for directly linking private condominiums to the public and the surrounding city, whether through exhibition spaces, retail areas, gardens open to the public, or even kept private, but nevertheless clearly visible from outside the building. In SoHo, for instance, the ground floor of RPBW’s residential, conjoined glass towers on Broome Street is 70 percent retail. The area is also enclosed by 30-foot-high glass walls, joined by cables, for extra transparency. “There is no really strong separation between what is happening inside and what is happening outside. The buildings express their function to people outside, so it’s not hidden in any way.” —Elisabetta Trezzani, Architect & Partner in charge of 565 Broome SoHo. #rpbw #website #story #residences #residentialproject #groundfloor #permeability #publicspace #565broomesoho #newyork @565broomesoho . . . © 565 Broome SoHo in New Yok / © Render by The Boundary
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“What is more human than designing shelter for other human beings? A shelter that can range from basic, to affordable, and to even more comfortable housing. While creating meeting places for people is crucial, creating places for them to live is even more important. By working with daylight, natural ventilation, sun exposure and the relationship with nature, a healthy, sustainable living space can be created in harmony with the environment.” — Antoine Chaaya, Architect and Partner in charge of the Eighty Seven Park in Miami.

Read more about how RPBW designs residences worldwide on our website, through a story dedicated to RPBW Residential Projects: http://www.rpbw.com/story/rpbw-residential-projects

#RPBW #website #story #residences #residentialproject #placesforpeople #shelter #eightysevenpark #miami @eightysevenpark
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© Eighty Seven Park in Miami / Artistic Renderings by The Boundary
  • [RPBW Residential Projects] “What is more human than designing shelter for other human beings? A shelter that can range from basic, to affordable, and to even more comfortable housing. While creating meeting places for people is crucial, creating places for them to live is even more important. By working with daylight, natural ventilation, sun exposure and the relationship with nature, a healthy, sustainable living space can be created in harmony with the environment.” — Antoine Chaaya, Architect and Partner in charge of the Eighty Seven Park in Miami. Read more about how RPBW designs residences worldwide on our website, through a story dedicated to RPBW Residential Projects: http://www.rpbw.com/story/rpbw-residential-projects #rpbw #website #story #residences #residentialproject #placesforpeople #shelter #eightysevenpark #miami @eightysevenpark . . . © Eighty Seven Park in Miami / Artistic Renderings by The Boundary
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