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War House / A+B architectes dplg

War House / A+B architectes dplg

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Montmorency, France

Text description provided by the architects. The site offers two singularities: a wooded area and  an access by a pedestrian path. The intention was to enjoy the view towards the wood while providing privacy from path

© David Cousin-Marcy photographer
© David Cousin-Marcy photographer

The principle of the house is the resultant of these two figures: a parallelepiped stretches 25 meters facing the woods, opening widely to the landscape by a large full height glass frame of 22meters. This volume is cut by a large mineral wall that creates a privacy from the neighboring, while distinguishing and organizing the interior spaces of the home life and auxiliary spaces.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The glass facade facing south is protected from summer through this extension of the roof sunshade sun, and the interior natural stone flooring extends to a generous wooden terrace. The openings in the north wall are minimized for thermal reasons and also to obtain a more intimate facade

© David Cousin-Marcy photographer
© David Cousin-Marcy photographer

The small cantilevered box and the end of the glass corridor is the children's area they can take a nap or read while enjoying the view. A secret passage is arranged to allow passage of the corridor to the room

© David Cousin-Marcy photographer
© David Cousin-Marcy photographer

The structural system mad of prefabricated laminated wood panels, combined with the aesthetic quality of the exposed wood has allowed  a formal liberty .Thus, the entire ceiling of the house is a large area of ​​solid wood without apparent fallout beam, which extends far to the outside, visually enlarging the interior space. 

© David Cousin-Marcy photographer
© David Cousin-Marcy photographer

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Cite: "War House / A+B architectes dplg" 07 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/553813/war-house-a-b-architectes-dplg> ISSN 0719-8884
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