Les Heures Claires involved renovating and transforming a suburban house into a contemporary residential building. With over 25 years of experience, the team from Atelier D’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners (AABE) once again produced a project that answered a multitude of constraints while creating an environment favorable for human activity. It is a theory they live by, and has taken their team of artisans across such fields as residences, office and commercial buildings, as well as museums and galleries.
For this 400m squared project specifically, the client wanted everything to have a fresh perspective, truly giving the design team a clean palette to rethink and rework. The architects took charge of the building and worked on it as though it “were a sculpture which needs to be controlled from both the inside and the outside until a full appreciation is gained for the relationship the occupants have with the building in question”.
And so was a created an amzing modern home, although is potentially not for every homeowner. Correct proportions between exposure and privacy were chosen and give precedence over any form of decoration. It is clear that windows and glass walls were thoughtfully chosen, as some surfaces and walls remain solid, almost creating a fortress of protection. Yet from the poolside, looking into the kitchen through the dining area, it looks as though it is a vast collection of glass wall without privacy. It is a true expression of form and function.
Posted by Dana Pruskowski at 20 September, 2010