Atelier du Pont : Les Cabanes

Inspired by the architecture of Cap Ferret (33), the Atelier du Pont realizes a holiday home made up of small cabins reinterpreting the vernacular constructions, for a better integration. A haven of peace in the heart of a pine forest of arbutus trees, yuccas and pines.

This second home of 330 square meters, hidden by a luxuriant local vegetation, is installed on a sloping ground oriented towards the sea. The challenge of the project was in the preservation of this environment. To do this, the builders have made several annexes of more than 300 square meters, instead of a single construction, reminiscent of the architecture of the huts of the vintage that integrate perfectly with their environment.

The set is composed of four parallelepipedal volumes, some on one level and others on several levels to better stick to the topography of the place, and interconnected by a wooden deck where a rectangular pool takes place. This material is also found in cladding, playing mimesis with the surrounding pine forest. The whole is largely pierced by large windows, connecting inside and outside.

In the largest of the four parts, located to the west, take place the living spaces and a room, while the other rooms of night are installed in the more modest cabanons. The central volume, thus includes a parental suite located on the ground floor, above which are positioned a living room and a kitchen with a view of the water, in ground garden. The two levels, inscribed in the slope of the ground are embellished with a curved masonry staircase contrasting with the geometric openings which overhang it and which let glimpse the abounding nature. Designed to accommodate a large family, housing allows everyone to enjoy its privacy by taking advantage of common spaces to meet.

A biscornu project, ideal for a large siblings can relax in the framework of life unequaled that offers Cap Ferret.

Project title : Les Cabanes
City, Country: Cap Ferret (33)
Project ownership: private
Mastery of work : Bridge Workshop
Area : 330 m2
Cost of works: NC
Calendar : 2016 delivery

Photographies: Takuji Shimmura & Philippe Grazia

The project is selected for les ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in the category Housing - House

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et of the Atelier du Pont

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