Construction of a new wooden house in between suburban fabric and a forest, in Vertou, France.
The house is located at the end of the suburban fabric, on the edge of an undergrowth. The architectural proposal takes advantage of this situation and forms both a boundary, as the end of the suburban sprawl; and a staging of the bucolic environment. From the outside by the integration of a mass of wood as a "backdrop" for the surrounding plants; and from the inside with generous and varied framing. The project attempts to highlight a contradiction : a textured and folded volume housing a combination of generous, fluid and layered spaces.
The composition of the interior spaces takes advantage of a volumetric overlapping of the rooms allowing the amplification of the volumes and the staging of the bucolic environment. For this, a reduced palette of materials is used (wood, plasterboard, concrete) to allow the play of through lights and the evolution of atmospheres during the day. The whole of the different spaces is unified by a hollow in the length, linking living room, kitchen, office, mezzanine and bedrooms, and giving the impression of living in a folded and dug mass, brushing against the nearby wood.