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Angavo . Madagascar . 2018

Client Private

Status Ongoing

This large private house is located on a plot of land overlooking the town of Andrefanangavo, in the heart of the Hauts Plateaux of Madagascar.The view is magnificient and the orientation is ideal. Naturally, the rectangular volume extends over its entire side in order to take advantage of the panorama. It is made up of two accommodation units (the larger one is for the client couple when the second one for the guests), both joined by a common terrace.

The two ends of the villa are volumetrically identical : two rectangular blocks from which a gallery unfolds. This covered gallery uses the construction system of load-bearing posts, a major traditional Malagasy architecture element, thus protecting from the zenithal sun. Other traditional elements are taken up in the structure of the villa as the mud bricks for the walls and the terracotta tiles which cover the large sloping roof.

An invisible gutter system is installed at the intersection of the long bean of the gallery and the roof, in order to facilitate the rainwater harvesting from torrential rains in the wet season. The landscaping is inspired by the surrounding rice fields and an irrigation system is designed to take care of the different trees planted by the nurserywoman, horticulturist and client of the project : coffees, mangos, guavas …

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