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  7. Snail House / Atelier d.org

Snail House / Atelier d.org

  • 00:00 - 21 April, 2011
Snail House / Atelier d.org
Snail House / Atelier d.org, © Stéphane Spach
© Stéphane Spach

© Stéphane Spach © Stéphane Spach © Stéphane Spach © Stéphane Spach + 13

  • Architects

    Atelier d.org - Jeanroy, Leduc, Riber architects
  • Location

    Reinhardsmunster, France
  • Engineer

    Gettec Bâtiment
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Building a house in the slope in Reinhardsmunster. Linking a living space to the land, which extends onto its roof.

© Stéphane Spach
© Stéphane Spach

Slopes are considered outstanding locations that allow to think about housing differently: structuring, or re-structuring the so-called « classical » models are eased by allowing variations of the natural flat layout due to the slope.

© Stéphane Spach
© Stéphane Spach

To make the most of the slope, the layout of the proposed house is in between a digged in building and the rooms supported by the slope with half-stories to follow the slope.

© Stéphane Spach
© Stéphane Spach

respect of the original land

© Stéphane Spach
© Stéphane Spach

minimal earth-moving

© Stéphane Spach
© Stéphane Spach

multiple openings with centred views / multiple-oriented views

© Stéphane Spach
© Stéphane Spach

direct and multiple entrances to each storey (the roof is also fully used)

© Stéphane Spach
© Stéphane Spach

small visual impact / volumetry

efficient natural thermal insulation / wind exposure

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