Positioned at the center of its plot, this house offers 2,200 square feet of interior spaces directly linked to outdoor spaces by “through” traffic areas to the four cardinal points. On the ground floor, the kitchen, dining room, terrace, and swimming pool are located to the south and west. The living room and office / media room are located south and east with half-levels to stay close to the natural sloping ground. The guest bedroom and bathroom, occasionally used as a garage and workshop, face northeast and northwest.
The three children's bedrooms open onto a balcony terrace facing south, and three bathrooms share the same floor surface. From a formal point of view, the idea is to assert a "light" base that is a lighter shade on the ground floor, while the upper part adopts the function of a railing on the balcony upstairs. From this solid block are three independent volumes, the "box" dressed in cladding panels of wood-cement Viroc, a garage / workshop, and the upper floor, both covered by a coating of gray. Large apertures from any height and continuity of materials between inside and outside guarantee a clear understanding of the volumes between the home and garden.
Due to its compact proportions and reinforced insulation, the house requires only a small investment in heating. In addition, passive solar gains are optimized through large windows to the south; interior spaces are open and bright so as to promote fluid wanderings that are naturally lit throughout the year. The design and implementation of custom interiors has integrated many storage solutions while declining a rich palette of materials, colors, and finishes for optimum ease of use and a consistent set throughout the house.