DescriptionBuilding of a high energy performance house

LocationPrades (France)

ProgrammeBuilding of a family house


ArchitectJean-Marie Pettès (if architecture)

AssignementComplete (in accordance with 1985 M.O.P. law)

PlanningPreliminary design 2009 – end of works 2010

Habitable area320 m2

R house - High Energy Performance

To answer a too strong summery exposure and a southerly wind, the customers wished to organize the life of the house by favoring the North. The white prism thus stretches from east to west by bending around the swimming pool which becomes the center of a patio opened on the landscape of the surrounding hills.
In spite of a little raised ground, this organization of the volumes so gets, to the family enjoyment, protection and intimacy. Although its wide bays turn the back in the South, the house reaches the level H.P.E. ( Energy high performance) thanks to the care brought to the insulation, and to the use of a heat pump. In summer, the choice to limit surfaces glazed in the South allows it to keep the coolness of the Southern houses.

if architecture - Jean-Marie Pettès
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