Based in Strasbourg, AA+ Atelier d’Architecture is a European Firm primarily focusing on residential projects. Co-managed by Baptiste Evellin, Gregory Christ, and Sylvain Eiselle, it is not a very old firm; founded in a city with flavors of both Germany and France, its location is unique since Strasbourg has its own historic legacy to boast about. Working in a team of 11, the combined efforts of all the members of the organization have already led them to win International competitions! Not only are they active in the professional field, but they are also known for organizing several workshops in Europe under the omnipresent guidance of its skillful members.
Here are 15 projects by AA+ showcasing some of the most influential and striking designs in its ongoing journey!
1. Housing in Reichstett
This development operation, located in the eco-district of Reichstett, the inner suburbs of the Strasbourg metropolitan area, is part of a very ambitious environmental and sustainable development approach, notably with exemplary actions in terms of their level of energy performance. Falling under the Municipality of Reichstett, 19 housing units project is a big project for AA+ because of the design challenges and innovations associated with the program.
2. Housing in Mittelhausbergen
This housing project accommodates 21 units with around 1300 square meters of floor area. Located at the foot of the Hausbergen hill, the design showcases the use of a gable roof in a modern way with modern materials while the vibrant landscape flaunts the architect’s love for nature.
3. Housing in Dorlisheim
Located in Dorlisheim which is known for its famous vineyards in France, this housing project was a challenge keeping in mind the beauty this region already boasts about. With only 1.490 square meters of floor area and exotically decorated with brise-soleils, the project provides accommodation to 25 providing beautiful walkways cutting between the lush green landscapes.
4. The Naturèales
Located in Mundolsheim, the Naturèales is a charming residence surrounded by generous green spaces, made up of 3 small buildings of 10-16 units with numerous parking lots. Ideally decorated by generous balconies and beautiful attic terraces, the architects have made the residence energy efficient using geothermal heating mechanisms and benefiting from a passive level of energy performance.
5. Iroko, Saint Louis
The architects of Atelier d’Architecture have designed ‘a residence in which energy consumption is reduced for a habitat that fits serenely into the future.’ Located in Saint Louis, the land of three borders, where nature intertwines with the local urban fabric in its wholesome peaceful setting, the design of Iroko is inspired by the African tree with miraculous properties – ‘a design that reinterprets the history of the place by infusing it into this new residence’.
6. Saglio, Strasbourg
Providing around 230 accommodations, this proposed residence is in Strasbourg and the design stands out because of its differential massing yet integrating an overwhelming number of units in a cluster.
Strasbourg, a city with rich architectural heritage and hushed outer districts offers numerous housing possibilities. Even though this project did not get selected, it still remains to be a design worth archiving due to its extraordinary design and innovative design techniques.
8. Le Claridge
With only 20 accommodations, Claridge is an exceptionally beautiful upscale apartment nestled in Thann, the most beautiful district of the city. With large terraces and beautiful high-end interiors, the residence flaunts its top-notch services and shows how different it is from any other residential project.
9. Villa Kastel in Horbourg-wihr
Located in the heart of the city, the Villas Kastel residence is elegant and its neat 45 ° roofs and basement in sandstone from the Vosges give the whole a rare aesthetic look. ‘The large bay windows call for serenity and open onto beautiful, friendly and ideally oriented terraces.’ – Baptiste Evellin.
10. Elypsia, Thionville
Located on a hill in the dynamic and rich district of Guentrange, Thionville, Elypsia residence has 27 apartments from around 36 to 68 square meters. With architecture as original as this, its elegance and charm are unparalleled – the undulating curves on the facade embellished with landscaped green spaces form an integral part of the design where harmony can be savored inside and out!
11. Vita Nova
Nestled in the heart of lush green gardens, Vita Nova offers a haven of peace and serenity. This visceral ensemble is ideal for living in relaxation with a generous supply of daylight and optimized volumes to facilitate a hassle-free daily life.
12. Cozy Residence
Located in Strasbourg, Cozy Residence accommodates 15 units. Completed in 2017, the residence flaunts beautiful balconies and decks facing the greenery outside. The project showcases Atelier’s vision of merging nature with architecture.
Even though this project did not get selected, the design is intriguing enough to be placed in the top 15. The cutouts and the vibrant massing flaunts the architect’s take on playing with cuboids and implementing nature in the design by creating spaces that otherwise are just mere corners!
14. 336 Av. De Colmar
Featuring garden views, with only 2.5 square meters of floor area, this residence located in Strasbourg accommodates 43 families. Broad windows and open decks bring in harmony with the surrounding landscape while the use of a gable roof with heated floors provides the perfect blend of modern technologies with the historic legacy of the region!
15. Louis Chalets
Nestled in Le Baume, Louis chalets have seven individual chalets and three collective chalets. Centrally located in the village, the idyllic setting is equipped for relaxation and enjoying nature. Individual parking facilities with modern amenities showcases the perfect blend of nature within architecture.
At the moment, AA+ has been reaching a great number of projects of high category and with its impressive performance, it has made a name for itself in the architectural field, with its talent and dedication.