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Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles

  • 01:00 - 6 July, 2012
Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles
Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles

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From the architect. Maison L « A house as a small town »

Less than half an hour's drive west from Paris city center, designed as an extension of a private residence to an 18th-century structure, sought to provide every family member with a private realm. The roughly 5000 m2 plot of old trees called for a project that would leave the spacious ground predominantly untouched.

© George Dupin

The design foresaw an amorphous plinth storey with curved stone walls heaped up with earth and used as a general living area. Local building regulations only allow one single building with a gabled or hipped roof. However, in exceptional cases, flat roofs, as long as they do not exceed 25m2 each (e.g. : garages), can be provided.

© George Dupin

Thus, projecting above the accessible planted roof five tower-like volumes have been argued and actually implemented. Positioned to frame a specific perspective of the site, each « tower » houses a dressing room and storage space (ground floor), bathroom (1st floor) and a bedroom (2nd floor).

drawing 01

House and landscape are intimately interwoven, boundaries between indoors and outdoors are blurred: The south-eastern facade emerges out of a complex topography between the house and its landscape. Carved towards every entrance in the glazing the river-bed-shaped, undulating terrain distorts, blending the construction into nature.

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Vicki Bertoldi · July 26, 2012

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Red Wolf · July 15, 2012

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Andr?s M?sz?ros · July 12, 2012

Love it, not sure about the physics though, and I'm wondering why the old part isn't shown in any of the pictures properly.

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Arno M · July 09, 2012

Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles http://t.co/oar93kbx amazing!!!

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Sudar Khadka · July 09, 2012

Good job! There are a lot of little quirky details that make the design unique. Although, the doors and windows seem unecessarily complicated. This would be the perfect house for a midcentury modernist hobbit

Jasem Nadoum · July 08, 2012

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Jon MacDonald · July 08, 2012

Today&#39s Modern Architecture #WANT: http://t.co/V7V3IziQ Loving the underground hallways with the upper floors peeking out.

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Strang Architecture · July 07, 2012

Check out this wonderful home outside of Paris http://t.co/Osk6nvFX

Frank Ellis · July 07, 2012

This is very interesting, if a little busy for my taste. Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles http://t.co/Bnpm5yAL

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Fudge · July 07, 2012

Delightful. Love the project's playfulness, and the way the towers are placed in a kind of loose fit relation within the inhabited seam worked so masterfully into the natural topography of the site.

Also enjoying the stair detail which makes it seem as though it were, like the tower, placed as a separate object within its hewn underground courtyard space.

Great Work

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architist · July 07, 2012

Beautiful set up and it blend very well in it's environment. Love the geometry..

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