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Minimalist Summer Home by Lode Architecture Blends Into the Landscape of Brittany, France

Posted By Tafline Laylin On February 20, 2013 @ 11:29 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments



Lode Architecture, House D, D House, Brittany, France, daylighting, minimalist design, holiday home, energy efficiency, retaining wall, nature, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, light wells, daylighting, natural light

Just 250 square meters, the compact D House comprises a perfect blend of home and landscape, private retreat and party house. The double glazed first floor, which is tucked into the earth, boasts exceptional views of the outdoors, while light wells from the upper floor ensure that plenty of natural light [5] illuminates both floors.

A refreshingly open floor plan is arranged around a floating cooking island and staircase; most of the private quarters are located upstairs, where wood trellises diffuse the daylighting [6] to create intimate spaces that are connected with the wooded landscape. Meanwhile, the facade combines a mixture of glass and wood, establishing an further merging of outdoors and indoors.

+ Lode Architecture [4]

Via FrameWeb [7]

Images by Daniel Moulinet courtesy of Lode Architecture


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[3] home in France: http://inhabitat.com/crossbox-beautiful-modular-container-home-in-france/

[4] Lode Architecture's D House: http://lode-architecture.com/lode/maison-d/

[5] natural light: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-light/

[6] diffuse the daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/sun-tracker-skylights-pump-daylight-indoors/

[7] FrameWeb: http://www.frameweb.com/news/d-house-by-lode-architecture

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