This project was designed to limits its own impact on the existing green space. As in the rest of the peninsula of Cap Ferret, the terrain that slopes gently down towards the sea is covered with a small pine grove of strawberry trees, yuccas, and pine trees typical of the region. The house was designed to exist in harmony with the landscape. In recalling a wood cabin, it emphasizes the visual openings that further heighten this sense of the surrounding natural environment.
The house’s location limits its impact on the site and preserves the existing trees.
The slanted roofs lighten the building’s silhouette and limit its impact; without gutters, the pine needles and falling leaves are free to slide down the surface of the roof. The facade uses mostly wood to mimic the pine grove that shelters it while also maintaining glass openings onto the natural environment to generate reflections and a sense of porousness.
Atelier du Pont is a multipolar agency that combines public and private projects, architecture and town planning, interiors and exteriors.
Since the agency was established, it has completed a range of public facilities all over France and built a large number of housing projects for social funding agencies and private property developers. These experiences have given the agency the opportunity to operate in a variety of occasionally difficult contexts and sites.
Anne-Cécile Comar, Philippe Croisier and Stéphane Pertusier founded Atelier du Pont in 1997. The team currently consists of two partners (Anne-Cécile Comar and Philippe Croisier) and about twenty staff members from all kinds of backgrounds. Atelier du Pont is a founding members of the Plan01 architecture collective with which they created in 2008 the ecodesign engineering office Plan02.
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