Snail House / Atelier d.org

© Stéphane Spach

Architects: Atelier d.org – Jeanroy, Leduc, Riber architects
Location: Reinhardsmunster,
Engineer: Gettec Bâtiment
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Stéphane Spach

© Stéphane Spach

Building a house in the slope in Reinhardsmunster. Linking a living space to the land, which extends onto its roof.

Slopes are considered outstanding locations that allow to think about housing differently: structuring, or re-structuring the so-called « classical » models are eased by allowing variations of the natural flat layout due to the slope.

© Stéphane Spach

To make the most of the slope, the layout of the proposed house is in between a digged in building and the rooms supported by the slope with half-stories to follow the slope.

© Stéphane Spach

This layout offers many advantages:

  • respect of the original land
  • minimal earth-moving
  • multiple openings with centred views / multiple-oriented views
  • direct and multiple entrances to each storey (the roof is also fully used)
  • small visual impact / volumetry
  • efficient natural thermal insulation / wind exposure
Cite: "Snail House / Atelier d.org" 21 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=128238>

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