Located in the suburbs of Couëron in Western France, the two-story Maison D sticks out like a sore thumb among its more traditional neighbors. The architects built the bioclimatic home with a polycarbonate wood framework that spans an area of 148 square meters. The use of untreated wood, oriented strand board, and clear polycarbonate sheets gives the house its unfinished look. The large sections of transparent cladding on the roof and terrace walls bring natural light into the home.
The Maison D comprises a garage, two bathrooms, a kitchen and dining space, a double-height lounge, conservatory, roof terraces, and two bedrooms on the upper level. To regulate the temperature, the architects installed several large operable windows and carefully organized the interior spaces to follow passive solar principles and avoid solar heat gain. The house is heated by a pellet-burning stove in the colder months.
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