Originally, the owners had bought this house from the 1970s with the intention of demolishing it to build a new one at another location on the land. We opened their eyes to the potential of its volumes and its quality of construction, then gave it a second life through a deep interior and structural transformation. Spaces that were not used (garage and technical rooms on the ground floor, attic) are transformed and invested in living rooms. Additional openings are created in the facade so that natural light is generous everywhere. And games of interior volumes make you forget the old house and its traditional distribution. In the end, the inhabited part which originally only occupied 87m² distributed on the 1st floor of the house, now houses a family of 5 people on a total living area of 192m², into the existing volume.
The transformation can be read from the outside of the house and its dressing by a shell of aluminum scales sheltering an external thermal insulation. This new skin redraws the entire volume of the house and does not suggest that it is a renovation.