Architects: Atelier d.org
Location: Sélestat, France
Architects: Atelier d.org - Jeanroy, Leduc, Riber architects
Engineer: Gettec Bâtiment
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Stéphane Spach
From the architect. Experimenting a new compact housing concept in the middle of a private housing estate. A house which illustrates a new compact housing concept
Building an eco-aware house and proposing a new compact housing concept to return to a living closer to natural elements. The parcel-house argues in favor of:
- An evolution of the urban shape of housing estates using new house layout to make the neighbourhood denser.
- A new relationship between the living rooms and the outdoor spaces to better take benefit of the open garden and its seasonal evolution.
- An attention to bioclimatic principles to benefit from passive natural energies and complement energy saving technologies.
- An economical and thoughtful use of the construction materials, favouring eco-aware constructions.
The parcel-house is partly built on the lot limits, contrary to the classical layout of housing estates. It allows organizing the outdoor space with specific objectives directly linked to the interior spatial design. The inside hence extends into the natural plot made of four gardens with different purposes: