Mas Baudran Home / PAREIL
Textual content description offered by the architects. Situated proper by the northern gate of the Camargue Regional Pure Park, Mas Baudran extends over a one-hectare agricultural property surrounded by rice fields.
Its very low altitude (only one.5 meters above water, though the Mediterranean Sea is 30 kilometers away) makes it extraordinarily uncovered to the threats of local weather change, like elevated threat of flooding, rising sea ranges, salinization of groundwater… Mas Baudran needs to be a spot of resistance to experiment and ponder new sustainable methods of residing in concord with nature.
«Can Artwork contribute to repairing the residing?». That is the query Mas Baudran seeks to reply.
The historic Sixteenth-century home stands on the middle of the land and is typical of the Camargue architectural heritage. It expanded at completely different occasions to satisfy the altering wants of the agricultural area. It consists of the unique farmhouse (essential residing space), the dovecote, the attic, and the barn. The challenge primarily includes the event of the latter two components.
This system features a reception room, a ceramic workshop, and a multi-use room – all serving the aim of the artist residency. The renovation additionally consists of the creation of a main bedroom. The challenge should think about the seasonality of the home whereas permitting the varied elements of the constructing to be perceived as a cohesive entire. A number of units are due to this fact carried out:
> A secondary facade is constructed behind the historic one. It creates a bioclimatic patio that protects the home from robust summer season daylight on its southern aspect. This course of additionally permits a clean transition between the within and outdoors.
> The historic home is extensively opened on the renovated a part of the constructing. The customer can due to this fact simply learn the completely different historic add-ons and scale of the habitat.
> A number of options are preserved, restored, or carried out: the present slender openings for pure cross air flow (fenestrous), the present thick stone partitions with their excessive thermal inertia, and the insulation (largely with Camargue rice straw).
The home can also be designed to be self-sufficient in water and vitality. Exterior, the edible backyard is operated by permaculture. Its purpose is full meals autonomy. Lastly, the fields behind the land are utilized by native farmers in an natural and sustainable method.
The entire serves as a residing and assembly house for each the day by day customers/inhabitants and the artists’ residency which can host plastic artists, illustrators, writers, thinkers, and so forth. The goal is to make use of creativity to lift consciousness of immediately’s and tomorrow’s challenges.