With Branet Inès, Estreicher Clément, Hayyane Filali Aymane, Hennel Claire and Zanota Armand from studio Bondu, Treiber and Wegman
The 3 focal points of the Articulation team among the House.
THE BERTH: Under the shaded foliage, Arve's alluvium
(Articulation team plus Melgar Luis from Ergonomy team, Studio Wegman)
Plan, cuts, elevations Version 2
The idea behind the berth was to construct a comfy space near the Arve. To do so, we used a warm material: bricks, made by Rhône's clay in situ and we shaped concave surfaces. The tree is also a keystone since bricks are accumulated as alluvium around it, creating the welcoming topography for the body. The whole is embraced by the foliage's shadow. Bricks are also a habitat for local plants, and the berth lives with the season. During fall foliage and bricks complement each others, the different levels respond to different levels of Arve's fluctuation
Bricks are getting warmer under the sun
The garden berth during the seasons, here fall and spring
Detail of the joining process Concave spaces for the body. Brick module
The parking stairs are the only land access to the house. Our house groups a series of moments, of different rooms and materials, of changing relations with the protostructure and the topography of the site.
The entrance stairs are the beginning of an architectural promenade to understand how the house articulates. First they introduce you with the protostructure, and as you go up the stairs will be surrounded by a terracotta fountain, the water will envelop you. There are two main moments when walking in these stairs, at first you will experience the house from outside and as the water envelops you you will experience it from within and start feeling the interiority of the house. The stairs work with the other rooms, the observatory feeds the fountain to then water the gardens. They are the only access to the debate room making it a destination and not a place of passage.
Plan, elevations, sections
When it rains, the structure keeps moving.