INDIVIDUAL HOUSE | Elodie Nourrigat et Jacques Brion architectes
Photo credit: Paul KOZLOWSKI
Official project name: Construction of a new individual house
Location: Montferrier sur Lez (34) France
Architects / designers:
Elodie NOURRIGAT & Jacques BRION/architectes
Project Area: 170m2
Delivery date: May 2013
Photographer: Paul KOZLOWSKI ©photoarchitecture photoarchitecture.com
Located in a pine forest on a land with a steep, the first task was the formation of a facilitating environment for the establishment of a home. The slope is both the first constraint and the crucial asset of the place to deal with an open landscape on the horizon.
Two choices were marked by the two axes in the site making: Primarily the backing of the slope, in order to work on the establishment of regular level. Like terraces in the landscape, a course consisted by Corten steel sheets is built to escort the visitor at home while framing the landscape discovery. Then, the choice of the sequence was created.
Rather than exposing the entire surrounding landscape, the choice is made to develop, in the house, a plot that consists of several stories where each sequence produces a fresh discovery. Three built undulating bodies take place in the slope and spread as slender overhanging the landscape. Interconnected by a simple entity, new spaces are made viable by the establishment of protected terraces and outdoor spaces.