Maison Spirale / Nathanael Dorent + Mark Havasi

Maison Spirale / Nathanael Dorent + Mark Havasi

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Biéville-Beuville, France
Maison Spirale  / Nathanael Dorent + Mark Havasi - Handrail
© Raphael Bourelly

Text description provided by the architects. Nathanael Dorent and Mark Havasi Paris based architects designed the Maison Spirale in a suburban area in Normandy near Caen, in the context of a standardized housing development.

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Ground Floor Plan

As housing developments are progressing over the agricultural areas showing typical examples of projects with no identity - which we may call the "architectural no man's land" - the project was to be critically opposed to this homogenous landscape and needed to express a different typology.

Maison Spirale  / Nathanael Dorent + Mark Havasi - Door, Windows
© Raphael Bourelly

The main idea behind this project was to build a house that would be filled with natural light, but at the same time protecting the inhabitants from the neighbors. The project is developed around a patio responding to this need of intimacy. The outside envelope is opaque whereas the interior facade is made of glass.

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Section AA

The volume of the house is compact (150m2) and evolves around the patio like a spiral open to the south, optimizing solar gain and giving the opportunity for different views on the garden and horizon.

Maison Spirale  / Nathanael Dorent + Mark Havasi - Door, Stairs, Windows, Handrail
© Raphael Bourelly

The interior is punctuated by different colorful blocks for each private and technical program (bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen...), leaving a continuous open space and circulation all around the patio.

Maison Spirale  / Nathanael Dorent + Mark Havasi - Facade
© Raphael Bourelly

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Cite: "Maison Spirale / Nathanael Dorent + Mark Havasi" 27 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/777835/maison-spirale-nathanael-dorent-plus-mark-havasi> ISSN 0719-8884

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