Built in a park dominating the Lac du Bourget at Aix-les-Bains, south-east France, the L’Écrin du Lac residence comprises 33 one- to five-room apartments. Its three buildings, whose architecture combines tradition and modernity, hug the contours of the site in order to blend into the surrounding landscape.
The apartments are south-west facing, thus optimising natural light and thermal comfort. They all have patios or private gardens with a view of the lake and the surrounding mountains, which include "la Dent du Chat".
Benefiting from the H&E (Habitat and Environment) label, the L’Écrin du Lac residence enjoys good energy performance. The apartments benefit from optimal acoustic and thermal insulation. They are also equipped with low energy and low water consumption fittings, such as underfloor electric heating. Finally, L’Écrin du Lac encourages residents to adopt daily eco-gestures and recycle their waste.
- Number of housing units: 33 one- to five-room apartments
- Number of housing units: 3
- Number of storeys: 3
- Year of handover: 1st quarter 2012
- Architect: Marc Lopez