Maison Air et Lumière was developed with a holistic approach to incorporate all of the design parameters of contemporary living , low environmental impact , as well as quality and comfort.
Our proposal is based on the following principles:
. A house adapted to its environment The house is designed according to the site, adapting to its natural slope and orientation, while also taking into account the existing views and available natural light.
. A transferable concept Applying a contextual approach, we considered modularity in creating a form that can be adapted to other sites in urban settings. The house is composed of three varying modules, joined together, which could be expanded into cohousing or a larger home by adding more modules.
. The use of a fifth façade In France, the concept of a house involves a sloping roof. Maison Air et Lumière takes this representation by creating a "fifth facade" of the house's rooftop. The interplay of different roof slopes, as well as including solar and photovoltaic panels, drives the overall construction and allows for a full integration of the architectural elements.
. A self-sufficient and responsible home Maison Air et Lumière is a bioclimatic project, in that it produces more energy than it consumes. For this, we were attentive to the quality of the framework and its permeability , the choice of materials used for their low impact on the environment (wood , linoleum, plaster and glass) to the orientation of the openings to get maximum solar gain (without producing summer overheating), and natural ventilation and energy production systems (solar collectors and photovoltaic cells integrated into the roof for hot water production and electricity, heat pump for heating, double-flow ventilation system, and automation for control of ventilation, heating and solar gain).
. A house open to the sky All rooms have an abundant supply of natural light, but this is controlled so as not to produce overheating in summer. The size and position of the windows have been optimized through the use of Velux Daylight Visualizer software, which simulates lighting conditions and light levels of each room.
. An airy house The openings in the front and roof create a natural convection (chimney effect) to promote natural ventilation of the living spaces. Each room features motorized controlled - either manually or automatically - by the automation system openings, which provides the freshest possible air inside the home.
. A house with variable geometry This house offers a flexible architecture that can be transformed according to its occupants' wishes or life changes. The house can evolve in its inner shell, including the ability to convert the loft into a confined space for an office or guest room, or to expand the house with the possible addition of modules.
The design completes a smart home, combining comfort, aesthetics and the environment.