The main goal of this project is to bring to collective housing some qualities of the individual dwelling. The buildings are designed as the juxtaposition of houses. The shared spaces are all external and far from the flats in order to preserve intimacy. The main footbridge allows people to cross a garden at 3m above ground level, between tree branches.
Each of the 35 flats has double orientation with its living-room facing south and its bedrooms facing north. A large number of the housing units are duplexes, the double height of the living-room being more or less closed depending on the desires of the buyers. Each living room is extended outside by a private external space large enough to eat outside.
The whole project, including its structure, is made of wood, using a platform frame system, which led to a shorter construction time. The fact that the whole structural frame was designed with the construction company has lowered the cost of construction, the production of good quality, affordable housing being one of the main targets of the client.
The global environmental design is based on simple concepts: the buildings are very compact, with a low ratio of façades. The south façades are very open, north façades very closed.