patrick partouche: maison in lesquin
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mar 31, 2012

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

project info:

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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