At MaHouse, designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, the extra length of a step, the degree of each tilt, the obliques in plan and elevation and their corner indentations act as small anomalies to introduce the experiential to one’s daily environment -- merging form, function and fun.
Of three stacked floors -- parents' penthouse on top, children's playground in the middle, ground floor for all -- the middle level is the most jumbled.
A staircase lined by reglit glass profiles slips through the house's three levels, providing a continuous spatial experience and copious light without direct views inside.
The lines of the house are derivatives of code lines and constraints -- from maxing out the allowable zoning envelope, to the clearance height of each owner's car in the underground garage.
MaHouse is the second project by MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY for a French residence, following a staircase in a Parisian apartment designed with Ammar Eloueini.