I ran across some photos of this house I thought interesting. Actually, I love it. The home located in Yport in Normandy, France was designed by Franklin Azzi Architecture in Paris.
I have for some time been very interested in the blending and contrasting of old and new - of traditional and modern. Here the focal point for the design composition is a simple brick and stone box. This emulates old fashioned rural farm structures that can be seen throughout the French countryside.
|The ends of the box have been completely opened up - providing access to a modern flat roof covered patio. The design of the roof clearly contrasts with the gable form.|
|The rear of the home has a clearly modern "addition". The gable form itself is repeated however the design clearly distinguishes itself from the traditional box.|
|Ridiculous views of countryside. The roof deck we could never do in the USA because building codes would not allow it. Someone could fall off.|
|Clean and simple interior bedroom space with exposed timber framework. The old and new again coming together.|
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