High added value projects
In addition to recognized expertise in the medical-social field, the Mengeot & Associates carries out large-scale projects in the tertiary sector and culture. Through these three achievements, the agency evokes approaches drawn from its knowledge of design and user comfort. In addition, there are those of natural light treatment, functional efficiency and thermal performance. A mastery which reveals all its know-how.
The Saint Mard de Reno hut in the heart of the Perche National Park
In this “guest room” located in the heart of nature, on the edge of the woods, the host is the wood and the occupants of the cabin sleep “in the woods”. The latter benefit from a 180 ° panoramic view full south. The 35 m2 interior associated with its 32 m2 exterior, offer as much indoor space as outdoor! An unusual setting that allows you to reconnect with nature both through the environment and through the sensations felt in the cabin. With a sustainable approach, the Mengeot & Associés agency deploys an “ecological” architecture. Thus, the integration of the building into the site is careful, avoiding too much felling of trees and making as few changes as possible to the existing environment.
Extensive research to accurately dose the full and empty
To reinforce the feeling of protection, the main room is not too glazed. It thus contains the possible apprehension aroused by a night in the forest. Conversely, framed openings allow you to enjoy the flora and fauna. Thanks to studied spandrel heights, the sounds of the forest enter the cabin discreetly. In addition to the remarkable view, the terrace is equipped with a Jacuzzi, installed out of sight. He invites you to take a nap on his comfortable bed, on the undergrowth side.
The cabin benefits from a bioclimatic design favoring natural energy inputs. For this, local and natural materials have been selected. They shape the “wood envelope” inside and outside, the exterior cladding, the roof in decking and a framework of the walls in Douglas. The interior covering is in maple, the parquet in Oak and the floor of the bathroom is in stone.
The Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center
Originally occupied by the headquarters of Météo France, the center is located on the banks of the Seine, classified as World Heritage by Unesco. The project is in the immediate vicinity of several popular tourist sites. It is adjacent to the Palais de l’Alma and built not far from the Eiffel Tower and the Quai Branly Museum. It is also next to the Esplanade des Invalides on the left bank as well as the Grand Palais and the Museum of Modern Art on the right bank. The Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center is part of an eco-responsible approach. This project also offers permeability with its neighborhood, flexibility of spaces and comfort of use.
A design respecting the principles of traditional Orthodox cultural organization
To do this, the church is made up of two envelopes. The first, the urban envelope is organized by glazing including photovoltaic panels. These panels act as solar shades and produce the energy necessary for the church. The second, the sacred envelope, is made up of glazing including frescoes and icons. While the windows are screen-printed to plunge the church into semi-darkness, the dome diffuses celestial light in the center of the aisle.
Between these two envelopes, the interstitial space symbolizes the transition between the profane and the sacred. It is occupied by the metal structure and allows processions around the church. Finally, under the central garden and the church are multi-purpose and cultural rooms. The sustainable approach is illustrated through photovoltaic panels and solar energy heating. The study avoids any thermal bridge and provides for high thermal and acoustic performance glazing. It also allows the production of electrical energy.
Bacio di Napoli Restaurant
In a new district of Meudon-la-Forêt, this restaurant is located at the bow of a new housing building. The agency’s approach is to develop an image of the restaurant in tune with the times. Moreover, it is a project related to a theme that is dear to the owners : product quality, cook’s know-how and respect for traditions.
The restaurant is open to the outside to give customers the spectacle of the preparation of pizzas and grills, a symbol of the Neapolitan culinary tradition. Indeed, a traditional wood-fired pizza oven, visible to all, is the focal point of the place. The other areas are organized around the bar, the cooking area as well as the reception and presentation counter of antipasti.
A reception capacity both inside and outside
The reception capacity of the room is 115 guests including 24 around the bar. In fine weather, the outdoor terrace makes it possible to double it and offer a convivial moment in the open air. To evoke the Neapolitan region, the terrace is located as an extension of the interior spaces. Its glazed facades can be fully opened.
To create the largest dining room possible, the agency has installed the technical rooms and storages in a mezzanine above the kitchens. This realization also benefits from advanced acoustic treatment. n addition, there is reversible air conditioning with thermostat, on the ceiling for a soft diffusion (5m / s). Finally, it provides a system to extract the fumes from the wood-fired oven by misting.