Student Housing Maison d’Italie

Location: Paris (France)
Area: 827 m² (8.902 SF)
Date: 2013
Client: Maison d’Italie
Status:  Schematic Design


The Italian Foundation at the Cite Universitaire campus commissioned us to design their new building aimed at increasing their room capacity as well as creating a new Italian cafeteria on the ground floor. The only site available for this new building was a collection of constraints: proximity of existing building, proximity of remarkable trees, limited constructable footprint. To which we responded with a shape that seemed to be the only one to accommodate them all.

A cylinder shaped building presents itself with its own sets of constraints but in this instance, the repetitive nature of identical bedrooms actually lent itself quite appropriately to the geometry. The concrete structure allows a clear expression of all floors plates and a set of columns lift the building off the ground so as to not interrupt the view corridor down to Le Corbusier´s Swiss pavilion.

WEB – Juin 2016 – Ibanana – 2016 Biennale Venize

August & Debouzy Headquarters

PAPER – November 2016 – AD Germany – Apartment XII

WEB – October 2016 – DIVISARE – Apartment XIV

Apartment XIII

WEB – November 2016 – Gigantic Forehead – Apartment XIV

WEB – 2017 – Architonic – Apartment XIV

House for a Horse Breeder

Bevaix Sports Center

Apartment X

PAPER – 2014 – AD SPAIN N°97 – Apartment X

Cressier Senior Center

WEB – OCTOBER 2016 – CATALOGO DISEÑO – House for a Photographer

WEB – March 2016 – Gooood – La Parisienne Headquarters

WEB – 2016 – Office Snapshots – La Parisienne Headquarters

WEB – OCTOBER 2016 – Maverick Ideas – House for a Photographer

Seaside House

WEB – September 2016 – AD – Apartment XIV

WEB – September 2016 – ARCHIDESIGNCLUB – Apartment XIV

Lancy Community Center

PAPER – 2016 – IDEAT 121 – Mars Avril – Apartment XI

WEB – Septembre 2016 – ARQA – Apartment XIV

WEB – September 2016 – DEZEEN – Apartment XIV

Hillside House

WEB – March 2016 – Archdaily – La Parisienne Headquarters

WEB – December 2016 – Infurma – La Parisienne HQ

Office Building Conversion

WEB – January 2016 – Archdaily – House for a Photographer

WEB – February 2016 – Gooood – House for a photographer

Student Housing Maison d’Italie

PAPER – 2015 – AD Spain N°108 – Alireza Razavi

PAPER – 2015 – Mindfood Decor – Apartment X

Stainless Steel Bench

Reception desk

WEB – 2016 – Divisare – La Parisienne Headquarters

WEB – September 2016 – ARCHELLO – Apartment XIV

WEB – September – DLUFF – Apartment XIV

Montrouge Housing

Bedside Tables

WEB – 2016 – ThePlus Paper – La Parisienne Headquarters

PAPER – 2015 – House & Garden UK – Apartment XI

WEB – 2016 – Designboom – House for a Photographer

WAA Offices

Home Office Table

PAPER – 2015 – AD Collector N°12 – Alireza Razavi

WEB – 2016 – Architonic – La Parisienne Headquarters

WEB – 2016 – Dezeen – House for a Photographer

Paper Tube Pavilion

Far Roc

Keolis Headquarters

PAPER – 2013 – Coté Paris N°29 – Apartment XI

Apartment VII

Apartment VIII

PAPER – 2015 – AD Germany Special – Apartment X

WEB – 2016 – OfficeEtCulture – La Parisienne Headquarters

House IV

Museum Santiago Ydáñez

PAPER – 2015 – Côté Paris N°40 – L’hédonisme Roi

WEB – 2016 – Homify – Mountain house

House III

Love seat

PAPER – 2015 – Home Journal Hong Kong – Apartment XI

PAPER – 2015 – Grazia Casa N°3 – Apartment XI

Recyclivre Container

WEB – 2016 – ThePlus Paper – House for a Photographer

Red House

World Trade Center Trees

PAPER – 2015 – AD Spain N°XX – Apartment XI

Sun Shelter

WEB – 2016 – Homify – House for a Photographer

PAPER – 2014 – Architektur & Wohnen N° 3/14 – Apartment XI

WEB – 2016 – Houzz – House for a Photographer

WEB – 2016 – Architonic – House for a Photographer

Opera Garnier Restaurant

WEB – 2016 – ThisIsPaper – House for a Photographer

Ilot Caignard

PAPER – 2015 – AD Russia N°7 or N°141 – Apartment XI

PAPER – 2016 – IDEAT hors serie N.7 – JUIN – Alireza Razavi

Bondinoise

WEB – 2016 – Divisare – House for a Photographer

Saint Dizier

High Rise Structure

PAPER – 2011 – d’a N°197 – Digital Culture & Architecture

d’a N°197 Title : Architecture Numérique, culture et stratégies opératoires Publication : 2011  

PAPER – 2010 – The Plan N°44 – Centre Georges Pompidou Metz

The Plan N°44 Title : Centre Georges Pompidou-Metz France Publication : 2010

Concrete House

Tribunal de Grande Instance

Brenton Pavilion

PAPER – 2015 – Better Homes N°107 – Apartment XI

PAPER – 2007 – d’a N°168 – Structural Revolution

d’a N°168 Title : (R)évolution Structurelle Publication : 2007

House D

PAPER – 2015 – AD France N°129 – Apartment XI

Music Pavilion

PAPER – 2011 – The Plan N°51 – Iranian Contemporary Architecture

The Plan N°51 Title : Contemporary Iranian Architecture : Paradox and Continuity Publication : 2011

Battery Park Pavilion

Booth at Art Fair

PAPER – 2008 – Architecture Cree N°339 – Digital Design

Architecture Cree N°339 Title : Enveloppes et Peaux Publication : 2008  

PAPER – 2009 – Exo-Architectures – Selected projects

Surfing Village

Student Housing Maison d'Italie - studio razavi architecture