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Down Up House / Avignon-Clouet Architectes

  • 00:00 - 3 February, 2013
Down Up House / Avignon-Clouet Architectes
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Text description provided by the architects. A long wooded corridor lined with services (laundry, bathroom, dressing, toilets) leads to panoramic bedrooms overhanging the garden, via two hidden stairs.

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Courtesy of Avignon-Clouet Architectes

Between these two volumes is inserted a room opened outwards. To create the interface with the current house, the new volume is completely glazed. It  gives the impression of a levitating architecture that wouldn't dare resting on the ground of this limited landscape area.

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Courtesy of Avignon-Clouet Architectes

But most of all, the extension of this raised ground floor flat, from a 19th century's building, is an exploit! Indeed, the access between the street and the garden was unthinkable with a narrow corridor ending in square angle and a partly buried extension . Without the strong will of the architect and the builder to take up the challenge, this project would never have emerged.

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Cite: "Down Up House / Avignon-Clouet Architectes" 03 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/325035/down-up-house-avignon-clouet-architectes/> ISSN 0719-8884