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House in Chaum / Prax Architectes

  • 01:00 - 2 June, 2010
House in Chaum / Prax Architectes
House in Chaum / Prax Architectes, © Arnaud Saint-Germès
© Arnaud Saint-Germès

© Arnaud Saint-Germès © Arnaud Saint-Germès © Arnaud Saint-Germès © Arnaud Saint-Germès +28

From the architect. Nature of the project

The project relates to the construction of a house (particular Housing), of an office and garage (material storage for a company of maintenance of green areas).

With a resolutely contemporary architecture, establishment and the organization of this building referent with the vernacular architecture of this area; namely:

© Arnaud Saint-Germès
© Arnaud Saint-Germès

Plan in L

Dwelling directed in the South

Office and garage directed in the East

© Arnaud Saint-Germès
© Arnaud Saint-Germès

Protection compared to the bad Western and Northern orientations; not or very few openings on these frontages

Use of the existing vegetation in the West and North to accentuate protection compared to the bad orientations

© Arnaud Saint-Germès
© Arnaud Saint-Germès

Framings on the surrounding sigh

© Arnaud Saint-Germès
© Arnaud Saint-Germès
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Jeux de gestion · July 12, 2010

Look strange outside - cardboard.

FG · June 03, 2010

Some of the exterior shots look to me like it's trying to hard to be Neutra's Kaufman house.

Nicholas Patten · June 02, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: House in Chaum.

Scott @ Cube Studio · June 02, 2010

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Jubair Siddeeque · June 02, 2010

I doubt whether this is the best approach for a site with this much view towards most of the sides. This looks like a building in a different setting planted here. Rather than following some vernacular guidelines, One should explore the potential of the site and exploit its qualities to the maximum for a good architecture.
Sometime before, i think i have seen another project featured here in 'archdaily' in an almost similar surrounding. I remember the project name to be 'Lot 23' in Columbia.
Try Comparing, I think you'll understand the difference i mean

What · June 02, 2010 05:22 PM

Are you serious? You dont notice the framed views?

Beautiful house!


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