Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Modern Small House Design | House 51| Bordeaux | France | Fabre de Marien

This house is situated in a central area of Bordeaux and occupies the maximum surface area possible imposed by the building regulations. It is an extruded box measuring 8m in length by 13m deep and 6.5m tall.
The main central part of this volume is removed, cut out and is connected to the street by means of a porch/threshold space sheltering the parking places with the new house being more compact. This void allows natural lighting and ventilation into all the rooms despite the compactness of the house. The connecting views between the rooms and circulation spaces throughout both levels produces a sensation of complexity and the void equally becomes an additional external space during nice weather.
The facades are pierced by windows and openings; each one different, characterized by its placement. Glazed doors open internally revealing metal balconies, used on the street edge, relieved sliding glazed windows are used upstairs with views to the patio and the garden, windows used in the smaller rooms and large glazed sliding doors open up the ground floor onto the patio and garden. The house is built entirely in rendered masonry; the joinery used is lacquered aluminium and the floors in resin.......more

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