Concrete contemporary villa in Créteil designed by SKP Architecture
Architects: SKP Architecture
Location: Créteil, France
Area: 3.122 ft²/ 290 m²
Photo courtesy: SKP Architecture
“Each space is visually connected with the landscape. The parts of the building have different altimetry, they follow the topography of the site. Large openings offer views and create a frame on the landscape. Most windows face south and provide a considerable heat input. cable flaps regulate the overheating effect.
The main entrance to the house is in the north, under a canopy created by a cantilever of the first floor. It gives access to the main living areas of the house: living room, dining room, kitchen, library and office.
On the first floor are the private rooms of the family and the bathrooms.
The use of each room determines their orientation:
-At The northeast room and the library benefits from the low morning light, these parts are raised to have a framing effect on the landscape.
-At Southwest living room, dining room, kitchen and artist studio / room full advantage of the light during the day.
The building blends harmoniously into the landscape, the ground floor is clear and concrete acts as base, the natural appearance of concrete creates a soft transition between land and building. Choosing a darker concrete for the floor allows to highlight volumes. Large openings in the home allow through-views and connect the two gardens.”
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