If the investigations on architecture of the second twentieth century are now about ten years old, this heritage remains largely less recognized by the edility and the public, hence the interest of the censuses and monographs proposed here. Logically, after the census phase, which delimited the corpus of ensembles and residencies in Marseilles in its extension, the aim was to reduce their contours in order to develop a greater understanding, formalized by the monograph sheets. By definition, they reflect only one object of the corpus, but all the monographs thus constitute a collection covering a series of similar objects allowing the construction of typologies, classifications and comparisons.
1.1545 - La Granière
Notre-Dame Limite, north of the 15th arrondissement
Literature references: 20th century heritage, domestic architecture
X edition directory number: 1545, p 47. 2005
Conception & writing T. Durousseau arch. 2007
designation: La Granière Residence
35 chemin des Baumillons, quartier Notre-Dame Limite 13015
Lambert 3: lat. 3.02914; long. 43.3824
Access: metro no. 2 Dromel - Bougainville
bus no. 26 Bougainville - La Martine , bus no. 97 Canebière - Hôpital Nord
Owner: Syndicat des Copropriétaires de la Granière
Trustee: Foncia Vieux-Port, 1 rue Beauveau, 13001, 04 91 04 26 00Program Housing group of 445 dwellings.
Contracting authority: SA Parc Kalliste.
Set of 6 buildings.
dates, authors: Studies 1958, delivered in 1961.
Claude Gros, architect DPLG.
Company, Société Nationale de Construction.
cf. notice: 1544 - Kalliste Park
sources: AD: 2071 W19 (52.701), 165W 403
TPFE T42, UP Marseille, Luminy
Doc. Claude Gros, Kulbach editions, 1981
Located on the same incline as the Kalliste Park but on the other side of the La Bigotte road, La Granière is not only the continuation, but the extension in the sense that J.-P. Fortin means. It defines figures in extension in that they do not have a limit, or rather, because they are part of a territory with undetermined limits. Each element is in an equal relationship with the whole. Thus the cell generates the frame that generates the mass plane. Yet to achieve this balance of the figure, it will be necessary to circumvent the hold of a factory and small constructions. Hence a non-hierarchical plan that can only be explained at the scale of the Kalliste-Granière set whose plan includes the path of La Bigotte.
La Granière is also the continuation of the regulated facades of Kalliste by means of prefabrication. The general span remains and the panels take again in a more massive way the strips and the posts. As for the washed gravel, they are replaced by mixed porcelain stoneware, announcing with the canvas the "pixel art".
The prefabricated elements take advantage of the projection of the bands (drop) to cover the lintel of the lower panel (rejingot). Cover that improves the sealing of the facade and restores the original structural image that combines posts and bands.
Finally, the tint of the porcelain stoneware panels is matched with the wooden louvers in a light pink ochre, highlighting the grey concrete structure.
© Thierry Durousseau, 2004-2005