The Zac de la Marine Residential Building Features Metal Balconies

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 10, 2014
References: christopherousselle.fr & dezeen
Paris-based architect Christophe Rousselle has updated the 'Zac de la Marine' apartment complex by installing cantilevered metal balconies and protruding sun shades.

Beyond their irregular formation, the balconies are super shiny, immediately catching and reflecting light in a way that will surely capture the attention of passers-by. Moreover, the new additions provide a distinct identity for each level of the complex.

The uneven, seemingly erratic positioning of the terraces, also allow for greater light access, because the floors don't directly obstruct each other. The architect explains that, creating a distinct exterior space helps to create a more unique space inside, especially if that involves more access to natural light and better view of the sky. He likens the effect of the balconies to the "feeling of living on the top floor on all floors."