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29 Oct 2020
100% wooden house, Château de la Bourdaisière, Montlouis-sur-Loire
Design: LOCAL and Suphasidh Studio
100% wooden house Montlouis-sur-Loire
photo : Atelier Vincent Hecht
100% wooden house Montlouis-sur-Loire
LOCAL and Suphasidh Studio build a prototype of a 100% wooden house in the park of the Bourdaisière Castle.

2 Aug 2020
House H2 on Corsica

25 June 2020
Sean Connery South-of-France Villa, Nice

31 May 2020
MON House, Montpellier, south of France
Design: (ma!ca) architecture
MON House Brick Extension Montpellier France
photo : Ivan Mathie
MON House and Brick Extension Montpellier
This new French property with its large north-facing garden, had very little natural light and the living space on the ground floor was segmented into too many sections with low ceilings. Load-bearing walls and partitions have been removed in order to create a homogeneous and airy place.

26 May 2020
Around the Net House, Courdimanche, Val-d’Oise department, Île-de-France, northern France
Design: Martins | Afonso atelier de design
Around The Net House Courdimanche France
photo : Mickaël Martins Afonso
Around the Net House in Courdimanche
In this fascinating residential property, space is used but has yet to be lived in. The design captures sensations and sequences.

14 May 2020
BON Farmhouse, Saint-Clément-de-Rivière, Hérault department, Occitanie region, South of France
Design: (ma!ca) architecture
Bon Farmhouse Saint-Clement-de-Riviere France
photo : Mickaël Martins Afonso
BON Farmhouse in Saint-Clément-de-Rivière
This large French farmhouse proeprty is sited on a vast plot on the outskirts of a village. The residence had recently undergone a clumsy renovation, which deformed the classic farmhouse archetype and the owners did not feel at home.

28 Apr 2020
Contemporary House in Castries, Hérault department, South France
Design: (ma!ca) architecture
TRA House Castries South France
photo © Julien Kerdraon
TRA House in Castries, South France
In the historic centre of a well-preserved village, opposite the church, a wine barn and its adjoining house were to be restructured in order to create an intimate and special living environment.

1 Apr 2020
Mayflower Apartment Building in Nantes

New French Houses 2018 – 2019

30 Sep 2019
Le Pine Villa, Saint-Tropez, French Riviera, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, southeastern France
Architects: SAOTA
Le Pine Villa St Tropez French Houses
photo : Adam Letch
Modern Villa in St Tropez
This modern French villa is a family summer house in Saint Tropez, a contemporary interpretation of traditional Mediterranean Riviera architecture.

10 Sep 2018
Dortoir Familial Ramatuelle House, Ramatuelle, Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
Design: NADAAA, Architects
Dortoir Familial Ramatuelle house, Var property
image courtesy of architects office
New Var Property
For centuries, the enclosed courtyard has been overlaid on various geographic settings—each time transformed according to the climate, rituals, and construction practices of the place. A vehicle to capture the outdoors within the building, the courtyard is defined by its interiority.

26 Mar 2018
Glass House on the Cap d’Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
Architects: David Price Design
Glass House on the Cap d’Antibes - French Houses
photograph : Hervé Hôte
House on the Cap d’Antibes, French Riviera
British designer David Price, who works out of offices in Provence and on the Côte d’Azur, together with his Anglo-French-American team, has completed a show-stopping ‘Glass House’ for a British client on the Cap d’Antibes.

9 Jan 2018
St Tropez Villa, Saint-Tropez, Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
Architects: SAOTA
St Tropez Villa - French Houses
photograph : Adam Letch
St Tropez Villa
Situated just above the beach of Plage de Pampelonne and a stone’s throw from Le Club 55 – the embodiment of the St Tropez lifestyle – the location called for seamless indoor-outdoor living.

New French Houses 2015 – 2017

17 Dec 2017
GOM House, Gignac, Hérault département, Occitanie region, southern France
Design: (ma!ca) architecture
GOM House in Montpellier, France
photograph : Julien Kerdraon
GOM House in Montpellier
The villa was built in the 90’s. Its floor plan presents very particular proportions: a 15 metres long entrance hall which leads inside the house and a linear perspective view opening up to the garden.

25 Nov 2017
Off Grid Villa in Camargue, The Camargue, South of France
Architect: Blueroom, The Netherlands
Off Grid Villa Camargue French Houses
image © Blueroom
Off Grid Villa Camargue
The team researched the design potential for building a patio villa on a 1.000 m2 site, in a region in the south east of France. The Client requested a striking, contemporary design that blends into its natural context.

27 Jun 2017
Chalet Whymper, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, eastern France
Design: Chevallier Architectes
Chalet Whymper
photograph : Solène Renaud
Chalet Whymper in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Chevallier Architectes took on this project when it was close to being abandoned. There were many constraints, but the architecture team studied the file and proposed solutions that would make it possible to successfully complete the construction, including optimization of the space.

7 Jun 2017
The Fishermen’s House, Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud department, Corsica
Design: Buzzo Spinelli Architecture
New Corsica property - French Houses
photograph : Serge Demailly
The Fishermen’s House in Bonifacio
The original commission aimed for a fishermen facility made of 20 workshops. But after in-depth analysis of the site, its history, and the municipality needs; Buzzo Spinelli Architecture proposed to enhance the program by adding a sales area and an urban space.

15 May 2017
SPE House, Spéracèdes, French Riviera – Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, southeastern France
Design: ELLENA MEHL Architects
SPE House
photo © Hervé ELLENA
New House in Spéracèdes
Built on the side of a hill, the landscape follows horizontal lines, formed by terraced gardens and stone walls also called “restanques” in the south of France.

9 May 2017
Quiet House in Gignac

10 Feb 2017
House H2 on Corsica

5 Jan 2017
Dag Cottage in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

18 Mar 2016
Villa M1 in Hyères les Palmiers

17 Feb 2016
House RT 2012 in Riec-sur-Bélon

11 Feb 2016
XS Extension of a house in Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d’Or, commune in the Metropolis of Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, eastern France
Design: PlayTime / AA – Playtime Agence d’Architecture
House in Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d'Or
photograph © Studio Erick Saillet
House in Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d’Or
On paper the equation is simple: a 45 m2 extension to a house to accommodate a comfortable kitchen and living area. In practice, the challenge was much more complicated. How to extend a large 19th century house without betraying its character or resorting to imitation or superficial stylistic effects, whilst keeping the right distance?

12 Jan 2016
Chalet Soleya in Les Houches, Coupeau, Les Houches, Haute-Savoie department, Rhône-Alpes region, south-eastern France
Design: Chevallier Architectes
Chalet Soleya - French Houses
photo from architect
Chalet Soleya in Les Houches
This project started with a mountain guide’s home. Because the house was originally self-built, it had a unique soul.

6 Jan 2016
Bioclimatic House in the Gulf of Morbihan, Baden, Brittany, North West France
Design: Patrice Bideau
Bioclimatic House France
photograph : Armel Istin
Bioclimatic House in the Gulf of Morbihan

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