Checkerboard Solar-Clad Housing Project Pops Up in Paris

A new and innovative social housing building covered with solar panels recently popped up in Paris near the Barbes metro station. Designed by French team Philippon-Kalt Architects, the project features a grid-like glass façade that has been fitted with energy-generating solar panels. Located in the 19th Arrondissement, the building is the first of its kind in the public housing sector.