2m26 uses local douglas fir to build a wooden holiday home in the french countryside
 

2m26 uses local douglas fir to build a wooden holiday home in the french countryside

in a rural area of southwestern france, the kyoto-based architecture and maker studio 2m26 has designed and built a small guesthouse using locally sourced materials. realized on a site in guitinières, ‘la petite maison’ is a minimalist home that provides outdoor spaces and a living unit of just 35 m2.  

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

all images courtesy of 2m26

 

 

the guesthouse is designed by 2m26 with a simple square composition. by incorporating a number of sliding doors and shutters, users can adapt the layout to make the interior space either more open and exposed to the elements, or more closed and cozy. located in a quite windy area, this flexible design allows protection from the wind or sun, while still affording plenty of variations of views, sun and air.

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

 

 

carefully built in the countryside with the help of the owners, ‘la petite masion’ uses a timber structure set on concrete plots. mindful of its environmental footprint, the compact building was easily assembled utilizing locally-sourced douglas fir boards, which can also be recycled after use. the wooden structure is left exposed on both the exterior and interior of the house, resulting in a warm, inviting atmosphere that perfectly befits the natural surroundings. 

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

2m26 uses local timber to build a small holiday home in the french countryside designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project name: la petite masion

location: guitinières, france

design: 2m26

floor area: 35 m2 (376.74 ft2)

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

  • Simply Brilliant…!!!

    Sustainable, in context with modern sensibilities and design qualities, as well as, created with sustainable materials in a fashion that is both aesthetically pleasing, and accessible for proper maintenance of a wood structure…

    Add a “cold roof” (aka double roof) system with a “living roof” matting as the exposed surface; then replace the concrete with stone plinth system, and employ that cultures knowledge of wood joinery, and there would be little if anything that could be said about this structure other than one’s own personal taste…Wonderfully designed and built architecture!!!

    TosaTomoDesign

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