Projects Houses

House in Houlgate

location
Houlgate, France (14)

type
singular family-house

client
private

year
2020

budget
n.c.

surface
180 m²

certification(s)
RT 2012

images 
© SCHNEPP-RENOU (photographies)

Simply set in its generously sloping plot, this house « nestled in the hill » culminates in its natural environment. This architectural intent is reinforced by the contemporary use of traditional regional materials: natural wood and slate- cladding, worthy representatives of Normandy’s history.

The ramp dug into the natural site leads to a carport, covered by a vast cantilevered terrace, and to the access to the semi-buried basement. This gravelled ramp extends to the garden level, directly to the main living areas.

The house has a contemporary architectural style with its basement, ground- and first floor. The wooden timber structure and framework of the house are built on a semi-buried masonry base. The choice of facade materials underlines the distribution of the built mass into several interlocking volumes, linked by a vast living space under a glass-roof. As the house is south-facing, its volumes also act as a solar cap, naturally protecting the interior and exterior spaces. Each interior space opens generously onto the Calvados seaside valley, framing the surrounding green landscape.

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