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Roche Residence / Atelier Archiplein

  • 01:00 - 14 March, 2010
Roche Residence / Atelier Archiplein
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rochebaudin, France
  • Architect

    Atelier Archiplein
  • Client

    Mauricette Tracol
  • Budget

    300,000 euros
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. The goal, here, is to sublimate qualities and the feelings already present on the spot. The large gate is the basic element which generates the entire project: its symmetrical is deferred on the northern frontage generating a crossing tube of light. The limit between outside and interior disappears, operating the fusion of nature and built.

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The space of the ground thus illuminated contrast with the higher level which rather seeks the introversion and the shade to him. Two worlds cohabit, consequently how to consider their connection? It is the deformation of the higher floor which, conceptually, comes to find the ground and operates this transition.

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Andrei M. · April 14, 2010

Everithing is quite well arranged in my opinion. I like the idea of the staircase in it's self but i don't think it is well placed. Sometimes someone (maybe with some more weight or a bit dizzy) will find it hard to fit in that small stair entrance. Very well done

up_today_arch · March 16, 2010

This stairs could be model for whole house, I like this style. Small detail is full of architecture.

fudge · March 16, 2010

I love the playful nature of the facade composition, reminds me heavily of window placement in old Scottish Tower Houses. Beautiful A-symmetry. The stair is also marvelous. Less convinced by the theory, though that may be due to poor translation. Nonetheless, bravo!

Laurent · March 16, 2010

Superbe escalier!

I wonder if the first two steps were planned like that, maybe it would've worked even better leaving a clean hanging staircase from the start.

Anyway it is a great intervention on a beautiful stone house!

Nicholas Patten · March 16, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: Roche Residence.

simondroog · March 15, 2010

Also love the staircase visually. Wonder how it work structurally though. And how people experience walking on a stairs like that... do you think they would find it pleasant, surprising, fascinating or even unpleasant... just thinking out loud here.

Oliver · March 15, 2010

fantastic stairs ...

Doug · March 15, 2010

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic! Those stairs are amazing.

hovaard · March 15, 2010

very nice and real and tactful. where's the gate tho?

ballistamagazine · March 14, 2010

That staircase is fantastic! A very interesting balance between rough materials and modern finishes, but brilliantly executed in my opinion. Great work!


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