A maritime outpost extending into the waves
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.