bernard quirot architecte & associes: sampans house
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feb 20, 2012
bernard quirot architecte & associes: sampans house


‘sampans house’ by bernard quirot architecte & associes in sampans, france
all images courtesy bernard quirot architecte & associes
images © nicholas waltefaugle & stephan girard

french practice bernard quirot architecte & associes has sent us images of ‘sampans house’,
a three-storey private residence at the foot of mont-roland in jura, france. situated at the edge of
a housing development, the design seeks to capture the sweeping views of the landscape to the north
while securing natural light from the denser south.


in context

resting on a gentle hill, the overall volume of the house dictates a compact and vertical house
that leaves the majority of the plot as a garden. the boxy form is wrapped in a natural douglas pine skin
with rectangular windows punctuating the surface at random intervals. an elevated terrace is created by
an excision on the third level, providing a private outdoor platform with panoramic views to the north.


exterior view


west elevation


approach

following the natural contours of the land, the kitchen and living space on the ground floor gain definition
by a small change in elevation. an outdoor terrace extending from the sliding glass doors of the living room
enable inhabitants to easily take advantage of the garden and nearby sheltered annex. the wooden beams of
the ceiling are left visible to maintain a warm interior atmosphere.


interior view


living room


stairs towards living space


overlooking kitchen


view from kitchen


stairway


during construction


site map


site and roof plan


floor plan / level 0
(1) entry
(2) kitchen
(3) living room


floor plan / level +1
(4) bedroom
(5) bathroom


floor plan / level +2
(4) bedroom
(6) office


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project info:

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