Native structure workplace TAA has accomplished Home M in Toulouse, France, that includes a glass-and-concrete extension that contrasts with the present brick-clad chartreuse-style dwelling.
Taillandier Architectes Associés (TAA) was requested to modernise a standard property in Toulouse’s Minimes neighbourhood to satisfy the wants of a household of 4.
Home M sits on a protracted and slender plot, the place a small constructing identified domestically as a chartreuse stood on the finish of the backyard.
The chartreuse was retained and prolonged to create further dwelling areas and a essential bed room suite, together with a brand new backyard annexe housing a guesthouse and pool home.
The concrete extension is positioned on the southern aspect of the chartreuse to protect a view of the unique facade from the doorway on the reverse finish of the plot.
The brand new wing sits barely decrease than the present home and contains a stepped, flat roof that abuts the gable finish.
“The selection of a terraced roof for the extension permits the brand new quantity to slip in beneath the overhang of the present tiled roof,” stated the architects.
The studio added that its trendy aesthetic allows the extension to “clearly differentiate itself from the standard type of the present construction, typical of the Toulouse space. It’s a Twenty first-century reinterpretation of the chartreuse.”
The extension’s roof options an overhang that enhances the construction’s horizontality and the impression of it hovering above a glazed field.
The glass partitions optimise the visible connection between the rooms and the backyard, whereas the mix of a lateral load-bearing concrete wall with metallic pillars ensures the inside and facades stay unobstructed.
The architects claimed that there’s a “clear and acknowledged” reference to the work of modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe within the extension’s type and materiality.
The prevailing chartreuse now types a wing housing the kids’s bedrooms and a kitchen within the central part, the place the ceiling was eliminated so as to add peak to the room.
All through the brand new and current elements of the home, service areas together with walk-in wardrobes and loos are designed like furnishings parts to create a extra cohesive really feel.
A brand new construction containing the visitor suite and pool home on the entrance of the location was designed to match the peak of neighbouring buildings.
The design of the annexe echoes the extension’s aesthetic, with its uncooked, prefabricated concrete partitions enclosing giant glazed openings trying onto the backyard.
A path alongside the pool extends from the entrance gate to an entrance situated between the outdated and new elements of the home.
“On the plot, every ingredient of the challenge, together with the primary extension, the pool and the outhouse, is positioned in sliding alignment with the preliminary chartreuse constructing,” TAA identified.
“The principle entrance of the home is thus naturally positioned within the dual-aspect glass quantity linking the present home and the primary extension.”
Areas on the rear of the location, together with the primary bed room’s en-suite toilet and the kids’s playroom, look out onto a smaller backyard and an out of doors eating space.
Architect Pierre-Louis Taillandier based his eponymous studio in 1993. Earlier initiatives by the studio embody a carpark extension and renovation that was longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2020 and an exhibition centre developed along with OMA and PPA Architectures.