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La Grange de Mon Père is a Delightful Extension to a Tiny Farm House in France

Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 13, 2012 @ 8:13 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | No Comments

La Grange de Mon Père, timber, farm house, agriculture, Marseille, France, MJ Architectes, tiny house, green design, green renovation, sustainable design, eco-design

All of the buildings in this farming community of Marseille are defined by a certain aesthetic [1], one that the clients were loathe to disrupt when the needed to expand their home to accommodate a new child. But the designers managed to strike the perfect compromise with a lightweight 63 sqm extension constructed almost entirely out of timber.

Raised slightly off the ground to minimize site disturbance, the extension has concrete plinth for a foundation, wood floors, wood walls, and a roof without a frame. Glass openings ensure that the interior is full of light, careful orientation maximizes winter solar gain [2], while a sliding shutter provides shading during the summer. It’s amazing how such a simple intervention as this can completely alter the character of a home.

+ MJ Architectes [3]

Via Arch Daily [4]

Photos © Michael Jan

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[1] certain aesthetic: http://inhabitat.com/tag/vernacular-architecture/

[2] winter solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-gain/

[3] + MJ Architectes: http://www.mjarchitectes.fr

[4] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/292657/la-grange-de-mon-pere-mj-architectes/

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