ght throughout the entire day, offering extensions of large terraces and private gardens.
The structure combines three materials : the glass for the East and West facades, the stone for the North and South facades, and the « corian » surface for the roofing and cladding. The combination of the "rough" material as the stone , and the tension of the "Corian material" more specifically smooth qualifie the implantation of this building.
A parking lot is integrated in the structure of the building with a private connection for several housings.
The structure of the building is in concrete.
All the non accessible terrasses receive a special treatment by revegetation.
The tectonic inscription of this building is resonating with the large mountain landscape that circumscribes this exceptional site.
Gross Floor Area (mq)1250
Architectsjean pierre pranlas-descours
Design teamPDAA office
Photo CreditsAntoine Guilhem-Ducléon
Curriculum studio / partecipanteJean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours is an architect, urban-planner, and professor at the Paris-Malaquais School of Architecture with a Masters in Architecture and History.
He received the prestigious Rome prize in Architecture from the French Academy in Rome (Italy).
He has realized distinguished publics buildings, housing, interior designs, and won international urban compétitions in Spain, France and Iceland. He won at the first rank the extension of downtown Reykjavik, Vatnsmryri International competition (2008) and the project for EL PRAT de LLOBREGAT (Barcelona) (2009).
He receive in 2011 the Robert Auzelle Prize for the Bottière Chenaie Urban Design, Nantes.
In 2012 Pranlas-Descours received the honor medaille of the French Academy of Architecture (Paris).
PRANLAS-DESCOURS, ARCHITECTURE- SITUATIONS with an introduction by Kenneth Frampton was published in 2011 along with an exhibit in Paris, and in Berlin, and Ulm,(2012). www.pdaa.eu
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