On the site of former woodworking factory overlooking the Parisian Saint Ouen cemetery, this new housing project was commissioned by a private developer. Some 61 apartments face onto the quiet streets while 10 family houses are nestled to the rear of the site, each giving onto a landscaped garden. The perimeter building is conceived as a rational, mineral form upon which a ‘village’ of duplex apartments spreads out across the roof terrace in an organic fashion. The entry to the complex is signalled by a full height ‘fault line’ which brings exciting facade cladding features into a dynamic and reflective frontal dialogue. The project aims at HQE and BBC certification, with 4 of the houses to be classified PassivHaus. Planning permission was submitted in late November 2011 and delivery is expected during the summer of 2013.