when arba used to be commissioned to design this trees residing in thomery, france, the architects had been faced with a website divided in two portions by way of a stone wall. relatively than tear down the partitions, the paris-based structure studio made up our minds to admire them and construct a brand new construction round them, giving start to the title of this venture – ‘the home between the partitions’.
pictures courtesy of arba
‘after we arrived in this land, we discovered a plot lower in two portions by way of a stone vine wall. a lot of the poetics of where got here from this wall, from the stonework, as a result of its presence on this lawn… the home is subsequently merely an intervention in this wall.’ – arba
regardless of preserving the prevailing wall, the architects have inserted one unmarried bay opening at the south going through elevation. the home is situated straight away at the back of this opening and is positioned inside the website in this kind of method that 3 distinct gardens are created. one to the east for morning mild, one to the south for noon, and one to the west for night time mild on the finish of the day. a slim exterior passageway connects those 3 outside areas, selling fluidity during the home.
to the east and west, the gables – every fitted with 3 wall bars – are vertical extensions of the adjoining gardens. the home lined with black pine tar underneath a majestic roof that covers the wall, brings its personal poetics to where. the atrium of the home is conceived as a liveable, cushy, and at ease hole at the back of the outlet created within the tough and imperfect wall.
this new poetry of where features a bit of poser that comes from the truth that the home is hidden, that most effective the black roof and the abdominal of the atrium can also be noticed. this similar thriller emanates from the coexistence of the brand new and the previous – of what has all the time been provide and what has simply been constructed – letting us no longer figuring out precisely and obviously to tell apart them.
venture title: the home between the partitions (los angeles maison entre les murs)
location: thomery, seine-et-marne, france
floor space: 1,162.50 ft2 (108 m2)