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.
Maison en bois sur les crêtes du Jura in Guyans-Vennes, France by Cambiums Architecte
September 8th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Cambiums Architecte
The structure incorporates motifs from the vernacular architecture of this part of the Jura. A simple rectangular volume covered by a pitched roof is set perpendicular to the contours of the terrain and the prevailing wind. Exploiting the site’s topography and history, the basement is built into the hollow of a small disused quarry. This buried level houses utility rooms and garages accessed via a gentle ramp from the road to the north.
The living spaces are arranged at garden level, with a broad outlook over the landscape to the south and east, where they are extended by a large terrace.
The bedrooms and bathroom are on the upper level, where the view can be enjoyed from a covered balcony or through a stripe of glass.
A recess in the northwest façade’s corner marks out the entrance and shelters the stairway up to it. The concrete masonry of the basement serves as a foundation for the timber construction of the upper two levels, which are clad in a rainscreen of horizontal boards of natural Larchwood.
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