Prefabricated systems for classic compositions. 15 social housing units and commercial premise by MAO architects

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Project team
Architect manager.- Fabien Brissaud. Architect.- Aurélien Ferry.
Floor area.- 650 sqm. Living area.- 607 sqm.
Cost of the works (excl.VAT).- € 2.08 M.
Building permit.- August 2017. Delivery March.- 2021.
Concrete premur (finish with hollow joints and butt joints).- IDSB. Colorless stain (Boulevard de Picpus).- Colorless KEIM. Gray stain (rue Sibuet).- KEIM RAL 9473. Larch - joinery.- Bieber. Larch - Marseille shutters.- Corrèze closing. Powder coated steel - commercial curtain facade.- SAPA. Powder-coated steel - railing.- Porte de Bagnolet. Porcelaine assembly workshop - bathroom and kitchen lighting.- Zangra. Porcelain stoneware - hall tiles.- Samsara. Porcelain stoneware - bathroom and kitchen tiles.- Frazzi. Stainless steel - fittings.- Gröhe.
52, boulevard de Picpus, Paris (12th arrondissement), France.

Mobile architectural office

Mobile architectural office created in 2012, by fabien brissaud, has been recognized and awarded by several international competitions and laureate of many competitions in France. our workshop seeks to achieve a quality architecture, contemporary and timeless both in direct connection with our theoretical research on architecture, society and our concern on the establishment of a particular constructive device.

Mao develops each project "in situ", studying and drawing from the existing architecture to create a project respectful of its environment. our work is based on a contextual approach that is not satisfied with a stereotyped response. each territory has its history, its geography, its materiality and its constraints. our work is based on the concept of "critical reuse", which involves always starting from the existing state in order to design a contemporary project in line with the environment. it is a question of introducing into the project approach a material part like the history, the cartography, the heritage, the economy, the human and the insertion acquired during the years and another immaterial part as the notions scale, limit, mobility and location.

In today's globalized and generic world, we strive to create architectures specific to each territory. the creed of the agency is not only to respond to an order but is, first and foremost, to re-question the issue for each project through a strategic discussion with project stakeholders and more broadly the territory.



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