The Jeurs project, a small hamlet that overlooks the Forclaz’s street, is a project that complements the shape and the scale of the smaller chalet structures in the nearby hamlet.
The project draws from the past and memory of the location. It consists of a mineral pedestal with a base volume of dark wood protected from the ground. A simple volume without scale would have broken the harmony of the surroundings. Therefore, the project followed an operation of dividing the mass into two smaller forms which reconnect on the scale of the chalets of the nearby hamlet.
The perception of the project changes according to different viewpoints. Following upstream, one sees see a shape reminiscent of the silhouette of mountains. Following downstream, one discovers two volumes that reference the archetypal shape of houses drawn by children.
Situated at the limit of the cliff, the project plays subtly with the hillside of the site by peeling away from the ground and by opening at the valley. Two big windows on the ground floor, the living room, the first floor, and the master bedroom, allow the landscape to penetrate into the house. Windows situated on frontages in between both volumes create a strong visual relation and give a genuine sense of the compositional concept of the project.
The materiality of the project consists of untreated fir trees, the spatiality operates by small dimensions, and the link with the ground and the mineral base all confer to the project an atmosphere close to the traditional chalets of the area.