atelier du pont's award-winning poolside cabin is hidden in the pine groves of france

atelier du pont's award-winning poolside cabin is hidden in the pine groves of france


french architecture firm atelier du pont completes its 2017 A+ architizer award winning holiday cabin, nestled in a small forest of strawberry trees, yucca and pine. the residence is located on a hilly terrain that slopes gently towards the sea in cap ferret, france. the challenge, according to the architect, was to design a project that would exist in harmony with its surrounding landscape and have a limited impact on the existing vegetation.

the cabin is located on a hilly terrain that slopes gently towards the sea in cap ferret



atelier du pont‘s residence echoes the essence of the forest, and the multiple openings served to accentuate its relationship to nature. its implantation allowed to preserve a maximum of existing trees, and the façade predominantly uses wood to mimic the pine grove around it. the construction blends into the topography of the terrain. the spaces were designed for a large family 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. a large internal curved lined stairway exists in counterpoint to the triangular openings, and the other diagonal lines that frame the views of the surrounding nature.

the wood-clad cabin mimics the texture of surrounding pine groves

the large glass panels overlook the luscious vegetation

the multiple openings serve to accentuate its relationship to nature

the angled roof are characterized by the glass paneling

the cabin at sunset

white painted walls help cool off the house in the summer time

additionally, the wooden pool table mimics the exterior of the house

the bedrooms are fit for a large family looking for a vacation away from the bustling city





project info:


program: construction of a holiday house with swimming pool in cap ferret, france
surface: 330 sqm
client: private
architect: atelier du pont
project managers: alice berthelon, maciej janakowski
landscape designer: arnaud gallou – ferret vert
general contractor: bmc
photographers: takuji shimmura – philippe garcia



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edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

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