1. Holiday house in Cap Ferret by Atelier du Pont


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    Photo © Takuji Shimmura

    The terrain that slopes gently towards the sea is typical of Cap Ferret: a small forest of strawberry tree, yucca and pines.


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    Photo © Takuji Shimmura

    The challenge was to design a project that would exist in harmony with its surrounding landscape and have a limited impact on the existing vegetation.


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    Photo © Takuji Shimmura

    The house echoes forest cabins and the multiple openings serve to accentuate its relationship to nature.


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    Photo © Takuji Shimmura

    Its implantation allowed to preserve a maximum of existing trees, and the façade uses mostly wood to mimic the pine grove around it. The construction blends into the topography of the terrain.


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    Photo © Takuji Shimmura

    The spaces were designed for a large sibling so that everyone, while getting together, can still benefit of intimacy and calm. The «cabins» are connected to one another through a series of terraces.


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    Photo © Takuji Shimmura

    A large internal curved lines stairway exists in counterpoint to the triangular openings and the other diagonal lines that frame the views of the surrounding nature. Source by Atelier du Pont.


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    Photo © Takuji Shimmura

    Location: Cap Ferret, France
    Architect: Atelier du Pont
    Project managers: Alice Berthelon, Maciej Janakowski
    Landscape designer: Arnaud Gallou – Ferret Vert
    General contractor: BMC
    Surface: 330 m2
    Year: 2016
    Photographs: Takuji Shimmura, Philippe Garcia, Courtesy of Atelier du Pont


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    Photo © Philippe Garcia

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    Photo © Philippe Garcia

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    Photo © Philippe Garcia

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    Photo © Philippe Garcia

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    Photo © Philippe Garcia

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    Photo © Philippe Garcia

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    Ground Floor Plan

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    First Floor Plan

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    Holiday house in Cap Ferret by Atelier du Pont
    Author: Marco Rinaldi
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