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Fact sheet

PROJECT :
Suburbian house

 

SITE : N/A France

 

STATUS :
Study

 

CLIENT : Phenix housing agency

 

SIZE : 110m²

 

TEAM :
Benjamin Beller, Haruka Kobayashi, Yoshi Takka

 
COLLABORATORS :
Fiona Meadows, Yann Nussaume
 
   

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Suburban typologies in France are all based on the traditional pitch roof house. The roof has the sole function of covering the building and shape the almighty icon of the house. We collaborated with the leading house builders in France, Maison Phenix, to design a new typology reactivating the pitch roofs as a livable surface. Extending parts of the roof to the ground enables to use it as an inclined plane connecting exterior and interior. The garden climbing on the roof is equipped with furniture in order to use the slope as a inhabitable terrace. Roof openings connected to staircases, ladders and ramps, enable circulation between the house and its pitch. A roof entrance redefines the whole layout of the house by renegotiating both horizontal and vertical relationships of spaces.

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