On the old sea-wall of a sheltered haven, a relatively static environment 99.9% of the time, but braving waves when the « wrong » storm occurs during exceptionally high tides, there were many challenges successfully resolved during this project. We tripled the size of a tiny cottage with twin copper-roofed extensions creating a private south-facing courtyard.
A major constraint involved how to design the extra surface area required into a highly-protected coastal environment, on a small triangular plot, facing Vauban’s 17th century military fortifications with UNESCO protection, to create a "quayside vessel contemplating the bay". Needless to say the armoured self-cleaning glass specified for the salon (left) and master bedroom (right) has been regularly put to the test over the years.
Extension of the school
September 2011 - 304 m2 - 0.52 M d'€
To greatly increase the size of a modest villa for the needs of a growing family, we designed two large towers to flank each gable end. They contain bedrooms, bathrooms and a double garage
Our inspiration was found in images of Roman villas with their shallow pitched roofs, which we brought up to date using modern economic construction methods.
Rénovation et extension de l'hippodrome de L'Isle-Briand (49)
2008/2009 - 1500 m2 créés ou réaménagés -Coût 1.50 M €