Old French Villa Renovated and Extended with a Large Contemporary and Minimalist Space

Old French Villa Renovated and Extended with a Large Contemporary and Minimalist Space

Architects: Dank Architectes
Project Name: EDUT
Lead Architect: Steven Guigoz
Location: Caluire-et-Cuire, France
Area : Extension 56m², Renovation 170m², Annexe 25m²,
Project Year 2017
Photographs: Kevin Buy, Frenchie Cristogatin

The owners of an atypical 3 story house contacted us with a strong intention to transform an existing small living room into a large contemporary and minimalist space.

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We worked on the re-organization of the living spaces, having in mind the view from the inside and the interior light. We also wanted the terrace to become an extension of the living room.

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Two wooden triangles define the house extension. They connect the new large contemporary living rooms to the existing building. Inside, we designed an entrance with a large opening. The kitchen is minimalist. It faces the garden and is located next to a spacious dining place with a direct relation to the terrace. Ahead of the glassed windows a large ceiling window integrated in the terrace surface brings light to an underground office.

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Storage and kitchen partition walls are made of wooden structure and black Valchromat panels, with an integrated Vipp kitchen. We tried to keep all the interior pure and minimalist: black custom furniture, light grey resin floor and triangle plywood panels for the ceiling.

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