Le Clos Villa / Bancaù Architectes
« Le Clos » villa is a life venture: dwelling your retirement from the calm and gentleness of the Mediterranean hinterland.
The venture is enshrined to its bodily and cultural environment. Adapting to the native local weather has a robust influence on the venture, as evidenced by fixed reminders of the Mediterranean area’s particularities: minerality, simplicity of varieties, the patio and the proper measurement of the openings.
Responding to a constructive logic and a robust notion of sustainability, the selection of an enormous stone construction to specific the numerous minerality within the venture appeared evident.
The preliminary form of the venture outcomes from a set of easy and monolithic volumes rising from the bottom. Every block responds to a residential use by its top and its place within the system. These distinct entities generate a central patio the place all of the day by day practices are articulated, it’s the coronary heart of the venture.
This intimate central house is an emblematic determine of Mediterranean structure. It creates a shaded cool space deeply appreciated in summer time, and allows a complete air flow of all surrounding areas.
As a result of dwelling alongside the Méditerranée means dwelling exterior so much, the inside is designed as a prolongation of the out of doors areas and backyard. The panorama seems in a varied quantity of framing. In distinction to the overexposed exterior, the ambiance of the dwelling areas must be subdued. The local-centered method of the venture naturally led us to go for pure supplies corresponding to oak wooden joinery, mineral terrazzo flooring and lime coatings.
Huge stone from Vers: The stone of Vers is an ochre shell stone which reveal its previous lives on the strata traces. An emblematic materials of our very limestone area and its historical past, the stone intertwines the venture and its atmosphere, it creates temperature inertia, pure humidity and stays infinitely recyclable.
Sanded tinted concrete: Concrete is an important materials in our area. Labored with in a course of just like the one used with stone, a mere sanding is enough to disclose its tough edges and its barely golden hue.
Stones and website aggregates: Maintaining a mindset centered on osmosis between the pure website and the bogus constructing, the supplies current on website have been recycled. Throughout earthworks, sifting the soil allowed us to collect rocks, gravel and topsoil. All these parts had been reused in landscaping: lower stone for the partitions, gravel for the drain and topsoil for the backyard.
Mineral backyard: The Mediterranean dry backyard matches completely with the dry and sunny local weather. Mixing grasses, succulents and fragrant essences, it requires little watering and is warmth resistant.