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Villa Arjalas

Patriarche & Co Architectes + Ingénieurs

The hillside town of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon enjoys splendid views across the Rhone valley towards the historic city of Avignon. Extensive terraced vineyards line the slopes, testifying to man’s presence down the centuries. So when architect Jean-Loup Patriarche was commissioned to build a private residence in this setting, blending with and not disrupting the landscape was a major concern.
The villa sits easily on the terraced slopes. The steel structural frame, onto which the other components have been fitted, required minimum foundations and disturbance to the surrounding area. The building itself is a parallelepiped, whose compact rectangular ground plan broadens out to a larger upper floor where the ample day zone continues onto large terraces and balconies running around the façade to form a distinctive architectural feature.
Crowning the building is a transparent metal...

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