patrick partouche: maison in lesquin
‘maison à lesquin’ by patrick partouche, lesquin, france all images courtesy of patrick partouche
french architect patrick partouche has completed ‘maison à lesquin’, a combined dwelling and office in lesquin, france. two greenhouses flank a central metal dwelling, serving as thermal insulation to the internal spaces. the galvanized steel structure clad with polycarbonate sheets allow for the spaces to be used throughout the year while a convertible roof may be opened during hot weather. large sliding doors along the perimeter may be opened for fresh air while in colder months, the sun’s warm rays are captured and heat the main house and work area.
intersecting the translucent exterior, a shipping container is used for storage within one of the greenhouses. white curtains hanging from a cable system throughout the interior may be drawn to shade from direct sunlight, leaving a clerestory band for natural illumination and similarly offer privacy at night.
side elevation and convertible roof
the setting sun creates a warm glow through the polycarbonate exterior
sliding doors open to welcome cooling breezes
shipping container intersects the polycarbonate exterior
shipping container for storage and flexible space for the family to use throughout the year
central dwelling and office is thermally insulated by the adjacent greenhouses
white hanging curtains may be drawn to shade from direct sunlight
greenhouse absorbing the sun’s rays
view of home from meadow
installation of container
placement of container
program: loft mixed home / office architect year is central metal structure: 2000 area / cost: 135m ² / 90 000 € ht duration of studies / work duration: 5 months / 4 months specific materials used: metal structure – inner and outer skins year of implementation and expansion of greenhouses: 2007 area / cost greenhouses and containers: 300m ² / 50 000 € ht duration of studies / work duration: 2 months / 1 month specific materials used: galvanized steel structure and polycarbonate cladding
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