odeum architecture






house in the countryside

Area: 150m2
Client: private
Location: Loire, France
Completion: 2012

Overlooking a valley, this XIX century farmhouse and adjoining barn is surrounded by a landscape made of fields and forests.

The project consists of using the remaining granite walls of the barn to build a family home.

The concept is to enjoy the surrounding presence of nature while being inside.
This is achieved with a panoramic view from the living room nested on top of the existing stone wall. The odd angular shape of the existing wall has been kept, giving a unique aspect to the house.

The wood cladding set vertically along the new fašade visually responds to the surrounding forest.