Description Single family house

LocationCastres (Tarn)

Program Construction of a single-family house


ArchitectJean-Marie Pettès (SARL Sagnes & Pettès)

Assignment Complete

Planning Studies / plans 2000 - construction 2001

Gross surface area 135 m2 (85 m2 net floor area)

Single family S house - Castres

Project specifications : design a small, private home for a retired couple on a 3,500 m_ site with steep slopes in an undeveloped location, but near the town center of Castres, on a strip of land measuring only 5 X 40 meters, and fronting a road. The constraints included the need to add six to seven meters of backfill and to stay within a limited budget.

The concept of the project was to create a “human shelter” opening onto the landscape, but turned away from the road, while opening the car-port to the road. By building on a “terrace,” the project put maximum focus on the natural setting.

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