Maison L / Kawahara Krause Architects
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Lead Architects :
Tatsuya Kawahara, Ellen Kristina Krause
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The reworking of an previous stone home in western France was to present the home a brand new order, make it extra spacious inside, however on the similar time protect its very personal character. The home from 1850 and a few decrease annexes kind a courtyard, by way of which it’s accessed. Behind the home is the backyard. The constructing ensemble is in-built native stone, the primary home has picket ceilings. Earlier than the reworking, the within was divided into small-cell rooms with skinny, non-load-bearing partitions in distinction to the very thick, stable exterior partitions.
All inside partitions have been eliminated. After the reworking, the bottom ground consists of just one giant, open house. Cabinets on the outer partitions present crucial cupboard space and help the traits of the room. The house is now characterised primarily by the symmetry of the doorway door and the 4 home windows on both sides in the direction of the courtyard and the backyard, in addition to the presence of the stable stone exterior partitions. Alongside the prevailing picket staircase, a shelving unit protrudes into the room, creating open zoning. On the higher ground, built-in wardrobes and cabinets kind a brand new room construction.
The shoppers’ want for winter gardens on each side of the home was additional developed right into a spatial sequence. The primary winter backyard acts as a threshold and entrance between the courtyard and the now giant, open dwelling house, whereas the second winter backyard represents the transition to the open backyard. The 2 winter gardens are characterised by a diagonal picket lattice construction, the construction of which was additionally used for a pergola that frames a “inexperienced room” within the backyard – as a spatial counterpart to the courtyard on the opposite facet of the home.