Modern Houses - By MHM Contributing Staff on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 0 Comments
Level With Me
In our last featured modern house we saw how architects Rocha Tombal built a wood clad house with protruding windows that play up the view in various directions. Now, in similar fashion Tank Architectes in France has designed Airstream House, their interpretation of a wood clad house with a twist.
Working with a narrow sloping plot Tank developed three volumes on three different levels and linked them by a shared terrace.
The architects describe their project in Dezeen: “This project is located on a narrow and sloping plot, on the edge of a village. The way the house had to be laid out wasn’t an easy staff since the regulations and neighbourhood limits were restricting… to avoid a very long and narrow house, the project is splited in three parts, on semi levels using the natural slope.
The first part is on the same level as the road and includes the main hall, the laundry, the play-room, the garage, the cellar and the geothermal energy local.
The second one is 80cm above the slot with large views on the outstanding landscape all around, in north, east and west directions. It comprises the living spaces: living room, kitchen and dining room.
The third one is on top of the first part and offers rooms and bathrooms. This process answers to the very initial demand of the clients who wished a one-level-house.
The 3 parts of the house meet in a suspended patio which distributes the different spaces, creates multiple relations between them and articulates one to another. The patio is the central knot between the living spaces, the main hall and the rooms.”
Read post in Dezeen.