Location: Font-Romeu (France)
Area: 400 m² (4.300 SF)
The driving force behind this design is the relation between nature and humans. Throughout history the defining criteria for dwelling has been the degree to which one felt shielded from outside forces and as technology (and our perception of nature) evolved, the degree to which we could re-open our experience of space to the outside.
Each floor in this chalet is slightly cantilevered out with glazing mounted inbound by a foot so as to create a photographic framing device to the landscape. On the mountain facing side, the building is connected through a concrete footbridge that further outlines the different stages of dwelling.