Location: Bénodet (France)
Area: 200 m² (2.153 SF)
Structural: Bollinger + Grohmann
Status: Under Construction
The design for this South facing seaside house on the Atlantic is simply derived from its layout and structural hierarchy. First a set of 5 parallel concrete masonry unit load bearing walls, all perpendicular to the shore, acting not just as structure but program separators. Then, slightly set back from the facade, a set of steel beams on all South facing rooms to allow for maximum natural lighting inside. The plan is a rectangle with sleeping areas to the East, living spaces to the West and entrance in the middle, separated by a recessed courtyard. A master bedroom suite is located on the first floor, volumetrically balancing the two ends of the building.