Bidart Residence by Atelier Delphine Carrère

Bidart Residence by Atelier Delphine Carrère

Architects: Atelier Delphine Carrère
Location: Bidart, France
Year: 2013
Photo courtesy: Antoine Huot

This old house is located near the ocean at Bibart. Its traditional conception mix half-timberings, woods and roof in tiles with strong hillsides. It has been renovated inside in a contemporary way in order to liberate the compartmentalized and narrow spaces.


Its atypical values allow to mix wood & resin, marble & old beams, glass mosaic & leather, keeping the original charm of its volumes. A swimming pool has been created above a garage integrally inserted under the garden in order for it to disappeared without loose some landscape garden.


The entrance, originally very low, make a box whose particularity has been volontary emphasized by a box in concrete and black&white checkered. A stair in folded-steel slides behind a walnut set with asymetrics enlightened holes. A big leaving room faces on the océan on one side, and on the swimming pool on the other side.


A oak parquet has been used, a set of architectural lightning of « Viabizzuno » can be found in several rooms. In the first level, two bedrooms under the roof, and a master bedroom mixing wood structure with a dressing space in lacquer wood very drawn. The bathroom, thought like a emerald hammam, can be seen from the bed by a glazed game of wall, allowing the natural light to cross all the space.

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