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Black House / Marchi Architectes

  • Architects: Marchi Architectes
  • Location: Normandy, Capelle-les-Grands, France
  • Design Team: Olivia Massimi, Marcello Orlandini
  • Consultants: Baldeschi, SBH, Valentin, Vauchel-Louvel
  • Area: 80.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: FG + SG

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Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The client wanted to move the living spaces to a more open and transparent spaces, in order to free some spaces in the old house. A unique volume is set up, arranging kitchen, living and dining room. From the interior, wide views are offered on the garden and on landscape.

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© FG + SG

The extension is connected to the existing house as a structurally light volume, as not to overload the foundations. The project is minimal: the volume is integrated in the surrounding, partially recessed in the topography of the ground as to stands lower than the street level.

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© FG + SG

The dark timber cladding plays with light and shadows so that the extension disappears in the shade of the forest around.


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