Shishiodoshi House / Avignon-Clouet Architects

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architects
Location: , France
Client: Mr et Mme L
Project area: 152 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Design by Avignon-Clouet architects this project is home to a young couple and their three children.  Located within the vacinity of Le Corbusier Rezé a radiant city near Nantes this vertical volume is nearly a cap on the head of a Bigoudennedevelops.  At  a height of 11m this project is constructed from a wood frame, that is flipped entirely over, and  a white PVC membrane.

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To comply with local plans, the aluminum overhang collects rainwater. The veritable Japanese fountain is activate with the slighted drizzle, filling the water retention pool to the brim.

As  a beacon amid a suburban sea, large balconies overflow with residents who offer unique perspectives on their community.

Cite: "Shishiodoshi House / Avignon-Clouet Architects" 09 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • up_today_arch

    unbelivable creativity for such a small plot of land…

  • georg strohmeier

    like the joint between old and new – literally sewn together.

    those railings with children?
    looks like there is no height regulations in the area.

  • John H

    While I agree its a very striking and unusual looking house, how can you say ‘unbelivable creativity for such a small plot of land’?

    There is no real rational given for the form materials etc?

  • Eszter Damasdi

    now I know what it feels like to live in a staircase…