Designed by Marchi Architects in 2015 the Chestnuts House has asymetrical volumetry to maintain balance with the existing buildings.
Chestnuts House technical information
- Architects: Marchi Architects
- Location: Auvergne, France
- Typology : Residential Architecture / Houses
- Project team: Marcello Orlandini, Marta Guedan, Kristin Lazarova
- Consultants: Augusto Alves Sarl, François Gros Ingenierie, Jean-Luc Valety Sarl, Frederique Biosset, Palluet Freres
- Size: 350 m2
- Project Year: 2015
- Photographs: © Fernando Guerra
The pitched metallic roof is asymmetrically designed in order to dialogue with the courtyard on the west and to recall the demolished building on east side.
– Marchi Architects
Chestnuts House Article by the Architects
The new house is set to maintain the volumetric balance between the existing buildings on the west side of the courtyard: façade proportions, height, and materials are translated from the facing building. The new house is a contemporary architecture shaped from traditional habitat. The pitched metallic roof is asymmetrically designed to dialogue with the courtyard on the west and to recall the demolished building on the east side.
Interiors volumes’ composition was developed as independents elements detached each other’s with “box in the box” concept. Different heights permitted to create space’s complexity.
Nord and south elevations are inclined to create a relation between existing buildings.
Ten skylights make zenithal light enter in the principal volume.
All the trees were conserved.
Chestnuts House Plans
Chestnuts House Gallery