On a woodlot of Carcans, a vacation house next to a dune. The natural landscape is uneven, covered with pine cones, thornes, ferns and lavanders. The concept was to leave the ground untouched and to float above it. Thus, the system is simple : foundations which raise a concrete slab and a wooden construction on it. As this slab is bigger than the perimeter of the house, one can go completely around it without having to step down from it.
No trees have been cut down nor pruned, a notch was even cut into the slab to let a green oak to grow.
Two areas forming an «L» shape separate the day quarters (oriented South/North) from the sleeping quarters (oriented East/West).
Consequently the luminous livingroom and kitchen are bathed in natural daylight while the bedrooms take advantage of morning and evening light.
All the bedrooms including the bathroom have a door leading on the exterior walkway.
The brown cladding witch matches the tree trunks is made of navy plywood usually used for formwork. It is locally sourced.
This house was built in four months, from January to June 2016.