white house by pierre antoine compain revamped in france white house by pierre antoine compain revamped in france
may 23, 2014

white house by pierre antoine compain revamped in france

white house by pierre antoine compain revamped in france
photo by arthur péquin
all images courtesy of le studio pierre antoin compain

 

 

 

the renovation of a residence in la rochelle, france results in the open and luminous ‘white house’, designed by le studio pierre antoin compain. the scheme is organized around a full-height atrium, located beneath a large roof window, which allows light to flow into each of the four floors. glass partitions and white floors in this inner void promote illumination, while promoting an overall openness both in vertical and horizontal axes. small pods extend into the central space to create areas scaled for individual use, including a computer station and reading nook.

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the dwelling’s spaces are characterized by vertical and horizontal openness
photos by arthur péquin

pierre antoine compain white house designboom

glass is used as partitions, guardrails, and a portion of the floor surface to promote light transmittal to the lower levels
photos by arthur péquin

pierre antoine compain white house designboom

an island floats in the middle of the central void, and contains a computer station
photos by arthur péquin

pierre antoine compain white house designboom

a glossy pink storage wall accents the predominantly white finishes
photo by arthur péquin

pierre antoine compain white house designboom

a spiral staircase accesses the upper most level
photos by arthur péquin

pierre antoine compain white house designboom

a large skylight provides illumination throughout the house
photo by arthur péquin

pierre antoine compain white house designboom

the full height atrium allows an open view from the top level to the basement
photo by arthur péquin

pierre antoine compain white house designboom

away from the central void, the ground floor contains other functions such as the kitchen and entry
photos by arthur péquin

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: la rochelle, france
completed: 2014
type: private residence
architecture: le studio pierre antoine compain
photography: arthur péquin

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