An Exciting use of Glass in a Modern Countryside Home in France

In Belle-Île, this contemporary longhouse entirely clothed in glass detonates in a place that is not used to so much modernism. But the house has managed to integrate perfectly with its environment.

Imagine a house that would has been cut into slices to insert layers of light. In Belle-Île, it is the successful and exciting project of the architecture firm Opus 5: a contemporary longhouse entirely clothed in glass! 

The sea on the horizon and the beautiful beach of Baluden only a stone's throw away, this is the view from the house, while the summer sun makes the sky shade from blue to pink, from purple to lavender ... In Belle-Île, a preserved place, with the rules of corset town planning, it wa snot easy to achieve the permission to build this longhouse as contemporary and personal so far from the style "neobreton"... perhaps a little too in vogue for our coasts? 

"The construction could only be sincere, that is to say the exact materialization of our desires and our way of life." Bruno Decaris and Agnès Pontremoli, couple of architects (office Opus 5 Architects in Paris) who were the owners of the premises, and so attentive to the volumes, the light and the perspectives.  

On the edge of Herlin, the space functions like a small hamlet with a set of two buildings. The first, with its large double-height volumes, is destined, on the one hand, for family life and, on the other side of the glass lock with footbridge, to the rooms and the office. The second, at the back of the field, is reserved for the couple's daughters and friends. 

There is so much people in the UK can learn from the continent. The new Right to Build Taskforce created by NaCSBA has been forth coming with it's promotion of how self and custom build has flourished around but not on our shores. It doesn't take too much of anyone's imagination to see how this home meets the requirement's of the client and the passion in the word's of Bruno Decaris (Architect) resonates a care not onyl for the design but to meet the lifestyle.

 

 

Images credited to Pinterest

 

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