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Pile ou Face Houses / TANK Architectes

  • 01:00 - 24 October, 2009
Pile ou Face Houses / TANK Architectes
Pile ou Face Houses / TANK Architectes, © Pierre Manuel Rouxel
© Pierre Manuel Rouxel

© Pierre Manuel Rouxel © Pierre Manuel Rouxel © Pierre Manuel Rouxel © Pierre Manuel Rouxel +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
  • Architects

    TANK Architectes / Olivier Camus & Lydéric Veauvy
  • Architect In Charge

    Mathieu Berteloot
  • Budget

    $225,000 Euro
  • Constructed area

    146 sqm
  • Area

    365.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. The project takes its origin when two couples of friends bought two semi-detached plots and tossed them up. Their will to build two twin houses that match together give a particular feature to the project.

© Pierre Manuel Rouxel
© Pierre Manuel Rouxel

The two houses are made of interlinked volumes which allow each of them not to have direct views on the other but to take advantage of a detached house in town.

© Pierre Manuel Rouxel
© Pierre Manuel Rouxel

On the street side oriented north, the house is established 5 meters back from the street. The 1st floor-room is built in an awkward position that creates a canopy sheltered from rain ans gives to the room natural light from the western window.

© Pierre Manuel Rouxel
© Pierre Manuel Rouxel

The houses are planned around a cross, transparent place which has a vocation to distribute the different functions of the house : stairs, the transparent corridor on the 1st floor, the patio which enlightens the bathroom and offers a view towards the sky.

© Pierre Manuel Rouxel
© Pierre Manuel Rouxel

The way the two families took possession of the places, the living spaces and their gardens make everybody feel like living in a single house while in a semidetached!

Cite: "Pile ou Face Houses / TANK Architectes" 24 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/38713/pile-ou-face-houses-tank-architectes/>
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9 Comments

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wangsk · February 21, 2010

what is the external material? anyone knows?

Ryou · October 27, 2009

a little boring elevation ...but I really like that grey&white textures

tchouah · October 25, 2009

The ground floor is erroneous

richie · October 25, 2009

very good!

Doug · October 25, 2009

You mean a duplex or zero-lot line right!

Somebody please work on the grammar, diction, spelling, and translation before posting.

There is nothing awkward about the cantilever. And the clients tossed up the semi-detached plots? And the transparent place has a vocation. Huh?

Would have been better to have just posted in French and let the masses translate.

Regardless, kudos to TANK for a straight forward and nicely executed design.

Gary · October 25, 2009

It seems like a mixture of the worlds largest gerbil shooter and a modern hunting lodge, with a bit of proportional malfunction.

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