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Contemporary Residential Architecture in France
30 Sep 2019
Le Pine Villa, Saint-Tropez, French Riviera, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, southeastern France
photo : Adam Letch
Modern Villa in St Tropez
This modern French villa is a family summer house in Saint Tropez, a contemporary interpretation of traditional Mediterranean Riviera architecture.
10 Sep 2018
Dortoir Familial Ramatuelle House, Ramatuelle, Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
Design: NADAAA, Architects
image courtesy of architects office
New Var Property
For centuries, the enclosed courtyard has been overlaid on various geographic settings—each time transformed according to the climate, rituals, and construction practices of the place. A vehicle to capture the outdoors within the building, the courtyard is defined by its interiority.
26 Mar 2018
Glass House on the Cap d’Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
Architects: David Price Design
photograph : Hervé Hôte
House on the Cap d’Antibes, French Riviera
British designer David Price, who works out of offices in Provence and on the Côte d’Azur, together with his Anglo-French-American team, has completed a show-stopping ‘Glass House’ for a British client on the Cap d’Antibes.
9 Jan 2018
St Tropez Villa, Saint-Tropez, Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
photograph : Adam Letch
St Tropez Villa
Situated just above the beach of Plage de Pampelonne and a stone’s throw from Le Club 55 – the embodiment of the St Tropez lifestyle – the location called for seamless indoor-outdoor living.
17 Dec 2017
GOM House, Gignac, Hérault département, Occitanie region, southern France
Design: (ma!ca) architecture
photograph : Julien Kerdraon
GOM House in Montpellier
The villa was built in the 90’s. Its floor plan presents very particular proportions: a 15 metres long entrance hall which leads inside the house and a linear perspective view opening up to the garden.
25 Nov 2017
Off Grid Villa in Camargue, The Camargue, South of France
Architect: Blueroom, The Netherlands
image © Blueroom
Off Grid Villa Camargue
The team researched the design potential for building a patio villa on a 1.000 m2 site, in a region in the south east of France. The Client requested a striking, contemporary design that blends into its natural context.
27 Jun 2017
Chalet Whymper, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, eastern France
Design: Chevallier Architectes
photograph : Solène Renaud
Chalet Whymper in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Chevallier Architectes took on this project when it was close to being abandoned. There were many constraints, but the architecture team studied the file and proposed solutions that would make it possible to successfully complete the construction, including optimization of the space.
7 Jun 2017
The Fishermen’s House, Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud department, Corsica
Design: Buzzo Spinelli Architecture
photograph : Serge Demailly
The Fishermen’s House in Bonifacio
The original commission aimed for a fishermen facility made of 20 workshops. But after in-depth analysis of the site, its history, and the municipality needs; Buzzo Spinelli Architecture proposed to enhance the program by adding a sales area and an urban space.
15 May 2017
SPE House, Spéracèdes, French Riviera – Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
Design: ELLENA MEHL Architects
photo © Hervé ELLENA
New House in Spéracèdes
Built on the side of a hill, the landscape follows horizontal lines, formed by terraced gardens and stone walls also called “restanques” in the south of France.
9 May 2017
Quiet House in Gignac
10 Feb 2017
House H2 on Corsica
5 Jan 2017
Dag Cottage in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
18 Mar 2016
Villa M1 in Hyères les Palmiers
17 Feb 2016
House RT 2012 in Riec-sur-Bélon
11 Feb 2016
XS Extension of a house in Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d’Or, commune in the Metropolis of Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, eastern France
Design: PlayTime / AA – Playtime Agence d’Architecture
photograph © Studio Erick Saillet
House in Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d’Or
On paper the equation is simple: a 45 m2 extension to a house to accommodate a comfortable kitchen and living area. In practice, the challenge was much more complicated. How to extend a large 19th century house without betraying its character or resorting to imitation or superficial stylistic effects, whilst keeping the right distance?
12 Jan 2016
Chalet Soleya in Les Houches, Coupeau, Les Houches, Haute-Savoie department, Rhône-Alpes region, south-eastern France
Design: Chevallier Architectes
photo from architect
Chalet Soleya in Les Houches
This project started with a mountain guide’s home. Because the house was originally self-built, it had a unique soul.
6 Jan 2016
Bioclimatic House in the Gulf of Morbihan, Baden, Brittany, North West France
Design: Patrice Bideau
photograph : Armel Istin
Bioclimatic House in the Gulf of Morbihan
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