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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.

GOM House in Castelnau-le-Lez, France by (ma!ca) architecture

January 5th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The villa was built in the ’90s. Its floor plan presents very particular proportions: a 15 metres long entrance hall which leads inside the house and a linear perspective view opening up to the garden.

The parcel shape is a narrow rectangle and one facade, which is built straight on the very limits of the plot, is blind.

kitchen terrace, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

  • Architects: (ma!ca) architecture
  • Project: GOM House
  • Location: Castelnau-le-Lez, South of France
  • Photography: Julien Kerdraon
  • Surface area: 1800 sq.ft.
  • Completion date: April 2016

kitchen and garden, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

The kitchen was very dark due to a steel wall which separated the entrance from the garden, shutting out natural light. The bathrooms were not functional and dim too. The project goal was to improve the entering of the daylight by emphasizing the perspective from the entrance hall towards the garden.

The entire house was redesigned: two bathrooms were created, connected by a translucent window. The kitchen is now an important part of the house, directly connected to the garden life. It is the link between the indoor and the outdoor space.

Kitchen terrace, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Garden / south, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Wandering around the house has become really pleasant: a green wallpaper in the long entrance hall reflects the nature outside on its graphic pattern. Linda, Philippe and their three children can now fully enjoy the garden: which was the main inspiration and the central part of the design.

About (ma!ca) architecture 

(ma!ca) is an architectural firm based in south of France which adapts its methodology to the unique requirements of each project. Always building a strong identity. The explorative practice is guided by a commitment to push creative boundaries and pay meticulous attention to every detail in a sensitive manner.

Garden / living room, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Transparent kitchen, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

The name (ma!ca) is inspired by a plant with therapeutic virtues/as for (ma!ca), architecture plays a key role in human health and has a significant effect on physical and emotional well-being.

The architecture “takes care” and improves the well-being through the use of materials, colours, light, highest craftsmanship and, as a result, made-to-measure spaces.

Living room, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Bouroullec window, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Maya Brudieux has lived in Rotterdam and Saint-Jean du-Gard and Camille Morcrette in Montreal and Marseille. Their work is tinted of modernity and is aiming to find a subtile balance between radicalness and surrealism.

Narrow garden, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Garden / north, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Living room, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Green perspective, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Entrance from the street, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Minimalist doorbell, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Bathroom and light, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Between two bathrooms, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

Cocoon bathtub, Image Courtesy © Julien Kerdraon

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Categories: House, Residential, Villa

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