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Maison Go / Périphériques architectes

  • 01:00 - 28 May, 2008
Maison Go / Périphériques architectes
Maison Go / Périphériques architectes

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Thionville, France
  • Architects

    Périphériques architectes (Marin-Trottin)
  • Collaborators

    G. Mangeot, N. Stragier, N. Spinetto, T. Wegener, M. Neri, S. Truchot, P.Bialek
  • Client

  • Area

    310.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. Organized in three levels over a parking basement, this metal-frame house is fixed on a concrete basement. The facades are made of glass outlines called "profilit", offering thermal isolation as well as intimacy protection.

This translucent envelope is leaned and the different levels are shifted ones compared with others. A zinc roof continue the outside envelope , following the "profilit" glass weft features.

The house is opened by large windows. Those clear glass windows are cleverly organized according to the rooms and the view from the house, and connect it with its environment.

From the street, the house is reached by a leaned ramp and, passing by the main door the first floor (+4.5meters) is reachable by a large stair. This is the house reception level. You could find their a large multi-purpose entrance as well as the parents' room, a bathroom and a desk-room.

An helical staircase go down to the garden-level (+1.3meters) where children bedrooms are organized around a bathroom.

From the reception area, a stair go to the day-rooms (+7.7meters) on the second floor. Their, the living room, the kitchen and the dining room are organized around a vast south-west side terrace.

A ramp access connect the street to the parking-basement opened on the garden, divided into two parts. The first part is a two cars parking; the other part is made of two storage cellars and a services entry. A staircase connect the garden level and the first floor.

We propose to organize the garden as coppice blocks pierced by clearings in front of each room. This solution will protect the house and the garden from the neighbourhood. On the street a wire netting cover by vegetation, will close the garden.

An independent studio flat is located on the east side of the house. It is accessible from the street crossing the garden. Later, it will be easy to connect this part to the main house by the garden level.

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Chris · August 30, 2010

I feel the exterior offers a lot of depth and nuance due to the tectonics being showcased so clearly. I wish the interior offered something apart from a white veil.

mr.monday · April 12, 2010

Is that a bloodproof staircase? No? That night-glow is probably something for the neighbour,. I cant imagine being one of the neighbours feeling comfortable with that. However it's a great structure...

geO · January 28, 2009

simply wonderful i believe it's lovely the way they used modern elements but kept the essences of a tipical Thionville house, it is like a newer, and improved version. it is amazing how it fits the town's concept and at the same time it breaks it.

Sinking Cities · December 29, 2008

This is a neat project. I missed it earlier in the year and am glad I came across it.

vinod · May 31, 2008

I like this totally different very stylish Maison excellent work


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