V i l l a E s c
Périgord . France . 2012
On a hillside and overlooking a wooded landscape, a ribbon of red bricks curls into the slope.
The project was inspired by the troglodyte dwellings of the Perigord Noir, consisting of a camouflaged entrance and walls built against the rock. The concept is based on the principle of excavation and it is articulated around a 180 ° panoramic view.
Such as the mouth of a cave, an extrusion leads us to the entrance, an excavated patio. Upstairs are the guest rooms, the kitchen, dining and living room. These spaces communicate with each other either inside (a library/gallery) or outside (a corridor which ends on the patio). The top floor welcomes the master bedroom and the atelier. The inside house treatment lies in the materials, in their most primitive aspect with a general pattern of clay bricks.
The passive house is designed according to the principles of bioclimatic construction to provide comfort and energy independence for the clients.