julien de smedt JDS architects casa jura house france designboom
JDS architects embeds secluded casa jura into the rolling french landscape
all images by julien lanoo

 

 

 

this secluded family dwelling is embedded into the undulating landscape of bois d’amont, a small french commune on the swiss border. designed by julien de smedt architects, the privately commissioned project was completed on a relatively modest budget of just €200,000, (€213,220 USD).

julien de smedt JDS architects casa jura house france designboom
the home is situated in bois d’amont, a small french commune on the swiss border

 

 

 

the property comprises three distinct levels: a ground floor that houses three bedrooms, an intermediate storey offering open-plan living space, and an external roof terrace that overlooks the surrounding landscape. internal space within the residence has been maximized, with the lower level almost entirely contained within the natural topography.

julien de smedt JDS architects casa jura house france designboom
the secluded family dwelling is embedded into the region’s undulating landscape

 

 

 

externally, the house blends into the hillside minimizing its visual impact and appearing as a mere bump on the steep mountainside. a private patio is also found at the rear of the building, remaining completely unseen from neighboring homes.

julien de smedt JDS architects casa jura house france designboom
the privately commissioned project was completed on a relatively modest budget of €200,000

julien de smedt JDS architects casa jura house france designboom
a private patio is found at the rear of the building, completely unseen from neighboring homes

julien de smedt JDS architects casa jura house france designboom
an intermediate level offers open-plan living space

julien de smedt JDS architects casa jura house france designboom
the shape of the large windows references the surrounding terrain

julien de smedt JDS architects casa jura house france designboom
externally, the house blends into the hillside

julien de smedt JDS architects casa jura house france designboom
the visual impact is minimized to a mere bump on the steep mountainside

julien de smedt JDS architects casa jura house france designboom
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project info:

 

project: residential
budget: 200,000 EUR
type: commission
size: 134 sqm
client: mr. francois bouillot
status: completed 2014
location: bois d’amont, france
team: JDS
creative authorship: julien de smedt
project leader: federico pedrini
project team: carlos cabrera muños, cristina colonetti, isik kelsnir, joanna janota, liz kelsey, miguel taborda, pierre jean le maitre, pieter jacxens, ruxandra stroe
photography: julien lanoo