GENS association libérale d’architecture is a french studio headquartered in Nancy. Four creatives — Guillaume Eckly, Barbara Fischer, Sylvain Parent and Mathias Roustang — joined their forces in order to built a practice, that exemplifies the simplicity of a rudimentary architecture without sacrificing charm and sensibility.
Presented project, named south, is a residence located in a village of Velle-sur-Moselle, France. The challenge was to give a new life to already existing farmhouse.
The client was committed to a contemporary program, thus he found the team of GENS association libérale d’architecture a perfect architectural practice for this refurbishment. The new house, simple in form, was wrapped in cement slate façade on the three outer sides, meanwhile, the fourth inner façade, formed by pulling back the volume on the upper floors, was clad with aluminium and completed with large glazed opening. This opening was designed in order to provide natural light for the upper dwellings.