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Villa M / DLV architectes & associés

  • Architects: DLV architectes & associés
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Architects: DLV architectes & associés
  • Project Architects: François Dulon, Juan Madrinan, Anne-Marie Larghi, Philippe Vasey
  • Structural Engineer: EDMS
  • Area: 120.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Juan Madrinan / DLV architectes & associés

© Juan Madrinan / DLV architectes & associés © Juan Madrinan / DLV architectes & associés © Juan Madrinan / DLV architectes & associés © Juan Madrinan / DLV architectes & associés

From the architect. The project redefines new spaces in an existing building volume for low-cost. An addition on the ground floor gives a new spatiality to the common areas and an outside extension for bedrooms upstairs.

© Juan Madrinan / DLV architectes & associés
© Juan Madrinan / DLV architectes & associés

The entire building is reclassified. The eaves are deleted to give the building a monolithic image. The color palette of the roof and facades is minimized to reinforce the unitary form of the whole. Existing openings are preserved but their position is set in motion by white asymmetrical frames.

© Juan Madrinan / DLV architectes & associés
© Juan Madrinan / DLV architectes & associés

The façade treatment gives the house a playful nature and an unstable tranquility in contrast to the housing environment.

© Juan Madrinan / DLV architectes & associés
© Juan Madrinan / DLV architectes & associés
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