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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

A Wandering in Between Line & Hollows in Garches, France by Aude Borromee Architecte

 
May 16th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aude Borromee Architecte

The project aimed at creating a terrace connected to the kitchen at level one of a house and also allowing to go down towards the garden. It was deeply constrained by urbanistic rules (maximum length including stairs, no view towards the neighbors’ garden…) and the idea was, through an original design, to succeed in integrating the project into the environment as well as keeping some natural light for the room located at garden level behind the future terrace. This last constraint implied the trapezoidal shape of the plan and the creation of structures positioned obliquely and with hollow poles to also be used as shelves.

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

  • Architects: Aude Borromee Architecte
  • Project: A Wandering in Between Line & Hollows
  • Location: Garches, Paris, France
  • Photography: Laurent Gueneau

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

For this concrete terrace the idea was to work following the style, colors and rough aspect of the façade (the external coating used is called “moquette de pierre” or “stone carpet” and it recalls the stones “moellons” of the 19th century facade), but also to develop a very strong personal design based on angles, lines & hollow lifelines, and to create visual games with structures that are positioned with bias and cavity in order to create storage. All this with customized drawings, including the stairs with one foot steps, and a separation wall with a special painting so it can be used as a blackboard by the children.

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

Image Courtesy Laurent Gueneau

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