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  7. Maison Leguay / Moussafir Architectes Associés

Maison Leguay / Moussafir Architectes Associés

  • 00:00 - 25 April, 2011
Maison Leguay / Moussafir Architectes Associés
Maison Leguay / Moussafir Architectes Associés, Courtesy of Courtesy of Jacques Moussafir, Gilles Poirée
Courtesy of Courtesy of Jacques Moussafir, Gilles Poirée

Courtesy of Courtesy of Jacques Moussafir, Gilles Poirée Courtesy of Courtesy of Jacques Moussafir, Gilles Poirée Courtesy of Courtesy of Jacques Moussafir, Gilles Poirée Courtesy of Courtesy of Jacques Moussafir, Gilles Poirée + 25

  • Architects

    Moussafir Architectes Associés - Jacques Moussafir, Gilles Poirée
  • Location

    Bois-Colombes, France
  • Area

    232.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

Text description provided by the architects. In order to preserve the character of this classic brick-and-stone suburban house while doubling its surface area, we decided to duplicate it by adding two side blocks, two ‘clones’ set at right angles to it, where there used to be a shed. This arrangement has allowed us to create a harmonious trio of buildings set around an inner garden, while preserving the street alignment. The new home is made up of three dissociated elementary blocks, a square and two rectangles, separated by two narrow glazed gaps and with matching sloping rooves.

plan 01
plan 01

With its new truncated roof that lets the light from the south into the living areas laid out on the north side, the ‘stem cell’ blends in so well with its extensions – thanks to its shape, the materials used and its fenestration – that it becomes hard to distinguish the old from the new. 

Courtesy of Courtesy of Jacques Moussafir, Gilles Poirée
Courtesy of Courtesy of Jacques Moussafir, Gilles Poirée

The load-bearing brick used for the original house has been used in the extension as an external protection for its insulation, while rough load-bearing breezeblocks used for the extension line the existing walls, which are thus insulated from inside. To complete the fusion, large larchwood boxes with windows form glazed openings in all three blocks, offering visual perspectives through the house and into the garden that runs along its north-south axis.

Courtesy of Courtesy of Jacques Moussafir, Gilles Poirée
Courtesy of Courtesy of Jacques Moussafir, Gilles Poirée

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Cite: "Maison Leguay / Moussafir Architectes Associés" 25 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/130215/maison-leguay-moussafir-architectes-associes/> ISSN 0719-8884
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