This wood frame house was designed and completed by Bordeaux-based S+M Architectes in Cap Ferret, France.
Description by architect: The original construction does not allow a satisfactory reorganization of spaces, and the walls are not for supporting a new floor, it was quickly agreed to shave and to maximize the opportunities offered by the land over 1000 m2 located in the state forest boundary.
The organization of public and private spaces is done according the cardinal points:
In the South / East, we find the entry space and the game around the future pool, and distribution of bungalows. A newly landscaped hedges was planted to protect the property.
In the North there is no opening, the project turns its back on the most immediate neighbors.
To the west the view of the forest is preserved.
A main house body which includes a living area on the ground floor open kitchen, fully glazed on the forest. Upstairs, isolated from the DRC, there is the master suite with a private terrace of 40m2.
Three independent bungalows of about 15m2 each, are attached and are shifting plan to offer intimate views of the forest and private terraces.
The terraces south / east are common areas of movement and lazing around the pool. The private terraces allow occupying bungalows to isolate themselves from the community.
The terrace upstairs allows homeowners places great independence and privacy when the house is full.
These terraces games and total isolation of the bungalows of the main house are guarantors of the privacy of the occupants and allow community living around well-defined spaces.
The type of wood frame construction was favored for its rapid implementation. Photos by Philippe Caumes
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