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Colorful, Toy-Like Apartment Blocks Designed To Make Its Residents Happy
By Dorothy Tan, 03 Jul 2013
Social housing need not be dreary and uninspiring—Bordeaux-based French architectural firm Agence Bernard Buhler has proven this point with the residential project Algeria.
Located on the periphery of the city of Bayonne, Algeria consists of a collection of colorful, toy-like buildings that look a little like LEGO bricks.
The white apartment blocks are adorned with geometric red and green architectural elements, such as balconies and windows, which allow them to have a cheering, spirit-lifting effect on their occupants.
The apartments are also designed in such a way that plenty of natural light is able to stream in through the large windows that are partially covered with translucent colored panels.
Scroll down to view more images of this unconventional social housing project that is designed to make residents happy.
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