Invisible from the street, the terrain of the Sèvres house unveils itself at the extremity of a narrow pathway, at the centre of a system of plots that are juxtaposed without any apparent links. In this garden of 22 metres squared, away from the street, the layout of the house proposes an abstraction orientated on the diagonal: on one side the trees and the garden’s shadows, on the other the silhouette of the house. Its long façade opens due west and faces Meudon’s wooded hillsides.
The window design joins in this research towards an exclusive relation to the exterior. The choice of a specific geometry for each room multiplies the shapes of openings. Each framing brings a rediscovery of the landscape, concealing the terrace or freeing the sky, filtering the light or offering an escape. As a balancing figure, the diagonal places the house and garden in a close relationship, accentuated and enriched by the organisation of the plan: porch, loggia and patio elaborate the forms of interaction, within the logic woven by the timber framework.
Delivered in 2009