Martel House by PPA architectures

Martel House by PPA architectures

Architects: PPA architectures
Location: Toulouse, France
Year: 2014
Area: 2,153 sqft / 200 sqm
Photo courtesy: Philippe Ruault

The plot is situated in the old mainstream neighborhood of « Amidonniers », between the Garonne and the Canal du Midi. This package of area is for the most part possessed by a shed, the last component of a previous foundry now changed over into houses. The shed is a blend of stone work segments and a workshop like exterior confronting the road, both of which join to bolster a slanting steel rooftop structure. The mechanical building is quite harmed. It mirrors the historical backdrop of the site has an exceptional feel, and constitutes an unlimited void space offering fascinating potential.


The Martel family comprises of three characters with solid identities: Cécile, Philippe and Camille. The desires of each were obviously expressed toward the start of the work program. The Martel family coordinated extremely well with the need to submit unequivocally to the venture and effectively tuned in the origination process. The exactness and exigency included in investigating a particular usefulness offered ascend to a brief that upgraded trades and dialogs.


Translating so as to outline a «custom-made» venture the identities of the inhabitants and boosting the capability of the site. Building a «house-tool» committed to the working and personal satisfaction, with no formal from the earlier. The intelligent work when arranging the undertaking consolidating the needs and yearnings of the customer body permitted a hierarchizing of needs:

– A living space that obliges occupants while protecting their autonomy


– Multiple and different individual spaces and normal spaces
– Specific spaces and customizable spaces permitting unclear utilizations
– A serene yet dynamic home to get adult youngsters and host companions


The house mixes into its surroundings; it uncovers itself from within. Straightforward in its look, exact in its association and liberal in the quality and assortment of its spaces, the house consistently reacts to the identities of its inhabitants.

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