In July 2016, AW² delivered Les Lodges, a development of 35 innovative houses in Chanteloup-en-Brie just outside of Paris. A responsible and intelligent project with a ‘Bâtiment passif’ (Passive building) certification, we decided to go back to see how the project has evolved over the past five years.

Developed with Epamarne (the Marne-la-Vallée public development authority), the municipality of Chanteloup-en-Brie and Bouygues Immobilier, Les Lodges were specifically designed to meet one of the main challenges of building in our time: to produce sustainable, energy-efficient houses that are thoughtfully integrated into the urban environment and capable of projecting into the future.

With the ambition of contributing in a very concrete way to the improvement of construction practices and research in this field, the project’s actors decided to carry out a pilot real estate programme that combines applied research and innovation in order to position Marne-la-Vallée as a sustainable development hub.

The project’s originality lies in the scalable architecture of these houses, which can be enlarged by adding on prefabricated wooden modules, extending a 3-room home to 4, 5 or 6 rooms. 

Today, the inhabitants testify to their satisfaction with this project: the architectural assets and their environmental contributions; the integration into the urban tissue; as well as the quality of life of living there. A waiting list of future buyers has even been set up!