The Vaugirard Housing Complex in Paris stands out from the surrounding buildings due to the distinct aluminum rain-screen wrapped around the structure. Not only is it much taller than the buildings on either side, but it also has this different material for the facade.
The housing complex is used by various people, including students as well as small families. Babled Nouvet Reynaud architecture firm are the ones responsible for the design, and they've really managed to turn an average building into something worth noting. Moreover, the screening on the outside is also perforated, which adds a different texture to the design, and appears to be plant-like for those that quickly glance at the place.
The Vaugirard Housing Complex is an ideal place for both students and those with limited income alike.
Photo Credits: designboom, babled.fr