By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.



London-based practice John Thompson & Partners, in collaboration with French firm DMA, has won another of the CABE/French government housing competitions for Senart.

The job comprises 35 residential units and a requirement for two cars per unit. The competition-winning project aims to reflect the surrounding woodland of the new town by creating within the architecture 'Le Petit Forêt de Senart'.

Cars will be accommodated at ground level, with a raised terrace level above, punctured to let trees pass through. Apartments will surround the hard landscaped upper terrace, while family homes will be arranged around the lower soft-landscaped 'meadow'.

The buildings provide a strong street edge, but have a softer interior, using wood panelling, where they respond to the landscape.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters