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.
Villa Préfabriqué in Collonges, Switzerland by PIERRE-ALAIN DUPRAZ ARCHITECTE ETS FAS
January 11th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: PIERRE-ALAIN DUPRAZ ARCHITECTE ETS FAS
Located at the foot of Salève and lined with tall oaks, the plot has a generous view of the Geneva basin. The house consists of modules prefabricated reinforced concrete (prefabricated garages) juxtaposed against each other, thus meeting the program they must contain. Offsets generated between the volumes define the architecture of the new building adapts to the ground.
The horizontal part of the field, turning south to Salève receives the volumes containing the entry, kitchen, dining room and living room. Double the volume of the garage along the access road and the plot frame protecting it. A double volume placed on the floor enjoys views of Geneva and its surroundings.
This volume begins the raised mound slope created by the superposition and juxtaposition of volumes double rooms. The parents’ room is located on the main floor while the children’s rooms are housed in the slope (lower floor) with beautiful views of the trees at the bottom of the main plot. The windows are all the same size and position in the doorway originally intended for the garage door.
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