Presented project, Maison Talbot-Wallis, is located in the beautiful southeastern French commune, Villard-de-Lans. The dwelling peacefully lies on the gentle slopes, overlooking the scenic plateau and mountains of the Vercors. The dynamic shape of the building, dominated by woodwork, adapts perfectly to its surroundings and was designed considering the urban planning regulations of the commune. The base of the construction is made out of a wooden frame construction, which contributes to the energy-efficiency of the house, while the vertical wooden cladding assures its assimilation to the typology of the surrounding region. The building consists of two areas, one is dedicated to living, while the other is entirely created for a workshop and a store.
The two dynamic volumes are connected, but in a way separated by a polycarbonate winter garden. As for the organization of the interior design, the architects kept it simple but practical. As they explain, the arrangement is “divided into the night zone in the upper part and the day zone in the lower, are longitudinally articulated in a sequence of spaces in a great variety of shapes and dimensions. This is harmonized by the alternating use of both types of finishes (natural wood and white paint for walls and ceilings, and wood and concrete for the floors).”
With the realization of the beautiful design, the architects created a very contemporary linear shaped building, which is respectful to the neighbouring nature, while serving the daily needs of the client.