Hamonic + Masson & Associés
The Hamonic + Masson & Associés studio intervenes in all sectors including housing, public facilities, retail, offices, infrastructure and urban design in France and internationally.
The agency carries out a careful analysis work, before any realization. It result is a project that integrates well with the surrounding environment, but which is also strongly contemporary; the “raw” material is in harmony with the site.
It is difficult to create a living space when the area under consideration has a lot of inconsistencies. But the general approach is to best distribute the spaces and an environment that is familiar, and maintaining a relationship with the environment.
The team wants to come up with something new every time, introducing some movement.
The main desire is to make the floor plan as open and flexible as possible, which has led the team to wonder: so could their use change? For now they are apartments, but who knows tomorrow?
The building must synthesize the different aspirations of the city and form a tangible link between public space and private space. Furthermore the idea of the studio is to create a link between the site and the horizon, to give a sense of continuity to the place itself.
Design process revolves around a main problem: is it possible to propose a different living environment where life is the main subject?
Each building has its own character but remains linked to neighboring structures and their morphology develops in such a way as to provide each apartment with a multiple view of the landscape and maximum exposure to sunlight.