David Tajchman : On the Rocks

Inspired by the aerodynamics of the owner's car and the seaside site on which his latest project takes place, the French architect David Tajchman imagines a curving residence overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. A spectacular achievement that fits into a complex environment.

The least we can say is that David Tajchman's latest project is aptly named! Entitled On the Rock, it is housed on a steep site, between the stones constituting a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Disappearing in the existing nature, the set of 400 square meters yet wins to be seen. Its organic silhouette, a futuristic strand, alternates curves and against curves, as an echo to the maritime wave. And since the devil is in the details, the flat roof of the house is embellished with a mirror of water, the only visible element from the street.

"From the main road, it is impossible to see the house and mix with the landscape. Only an infinite expanse of water can be seen on the roof terrace, reflecting its environment. Was it a mirage? An imaginary house? Yes, this house is really real. " David Tajchman, architect


Spread over two levels and very generously glazed, the building is accessible via an entrance surmounted by a cantilever awning located on the ground floor, to the east. This space leads to a large open living room including a wooden kitchen that transforms into a dining room and a semi-underground central living room, all on an original round plan. At the extreme west, a series of steps leads to the lower level which conceals three bedrooms - all with en suite bathrooms -, a laundry and access to the outside.
The latter appears as the highlight of the show thanks to its rounded pool offering exceptional views of the big blue.

Clean and inspired by Californian villas 1970 years, the house seems straight out of a spy movie where mystery, elegance and luxury match perfectly.

In a word: unique.

To learn more, visit the site of David Tajchman

Photographs: Luc Izri

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