Breuillot’s house / Bernard Quirot & Olivier Vichard

Architects: Bernard Quirot & Olivier Vichard
Location: Buillon, France
Collaborator: Delphine Tempesta
Structure: FDI, François Durant
Constructed Area: 135 sqm
Photographs: Nicolas Waltefaugle

Located in a small village 10 kilometers south of Besançon, the main town of the region « Franche Comté », this house was built far from the center of the village, up on the hill which dominates the river « Loue » and beneficiates of a clear and wide view . It was made for a single grandma’ who takes care of her daughter’s children every day. Bernard Quirot and Olivier Vichard have designed a contemporary mix between traditional ways of building houses (raw stone, for structure and ornemantation) and modern style (raw , large windows, voluminous white spaces).

Place was preserved at most : trees were protected, the raw stones for wall’s facing were found on the site. A strong presence on the construction site and a good understanding between the architects and the companies involved have been garanteed the perfect quality of the details and the delivery of the project in time.

Cite: "Breuillot’s house / Bernard Quirot & Olivier Vichard" 16 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • odris

    i really love the natural materials

  • Terry Glenn Phipps

    Besançon is an area of such outstanding natural beauty and this project does its utmost to preserve the integrity of the site and the local tradition without capitulating to the predominant chalet motif. The house rests beautifully on its site amongst the stacked stones and looks extremely warm and inviting.

    Terry Glenn Phipps

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