Tectône Architectes : Maison V

The architects of the French agency Tectone erect a brutalist box in the residential area in Malakoff (92). Through a project to raise a pavilion, the builders imagine a townhouse with identity and volumes marked.

The already existing dwelling, dating from the 1920 years, is inscribed in a dense suburban fabric where it rubs with Faubourian type buildings. The mission entrusted to the architects of the firm Tectone consisted of the elevation of the hearth, originally installed on one level on the ground floor and being slightly raised because of the presence of a semi-buried mezzanine.


Now with two additional floors, 113's square meter house is covered with fiber cement cladding, unifying the old building and its extension. A useful and aesthetic choice that gives the whole a brutalist aspect contrasting with the rest of the neighborhood.

Detonating also with neighboring houses, the positioning of the frame is at least original. Rectangular, the house overlooks the street by one of its small sides which here becomes the main facade, similar to a small gable and with many openings including the entrance. Side garden, it is a real rough diamond that is offered to its owners, all facets. A bias that helps to reinforce the presence of the facade on street, which shines by its homogeneity.

An achievement that contrasts with the unity of the neighborhood.

Project title : House V
City, Country: Malakoff (92)
Owner: Private order
Mastery of work : Tectone Architects
Area : 113 m² SDP
Cost of works: 300 000 € HT
Calendar : 2019 delivery

To learn more, visit the site of Tectône Architectes

Photographs: Pierre LExcellent

Zoe Térouinard