studio odile decq positions artists' residency overlooking french valley
 
studio odile decq positions artists' residency overlooking french valley
jul 29, 2015

studio odile decq positions artists' residency overlooking french valley

 

the angular artists residency by paris-based studio odile decq is based on the lower side of the plateau at tour-ange’s park in grenoble, france. documented below by photographer roland halbe, the building emerges from the treetops, contrasting against its traditional neighbors. the structure responds to its steep and narrow topography, where the main aim was to successfully frame optimum views of the scenic valley.

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the site has an unobstructed view over the grenoble valley
image © roland halbe
all images courtesy of  studio odile decq

 

 

 

the result of the complex site was studio odile decq’s tower-like structure, spanning over three levels that each capture a different angle of the french landscape. monolithic in form, the sculptural entity is made completely of timber, with a natural finish on the inside and black asphalt on the outside. internally, the space is minimalistic and uses OSB cladding on the walls and floors. the multiple and different sized openings allow natural light to illuminate the entire interior. moreover, all the windows have been installed with black shutters with the same finish and at night, creates a mysterious, completely black volume.

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‘a silent piece of art’ it is made completely of wood
image © roland halbe

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the blinds have been treated with the same finish as the exterior
image © roland halbe

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concrete and OSB interiors
image © roland halbe

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the balcony frames distant views of the landscape
image © roland halbe

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image © roland halbe

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image © roland halbe

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