This gallery showcases the C House, a sleek, ultra modern home built near Paris by Lode Architecture.
Standing 20 kilometers from Paris, this house was created with a deliberately architectural approach, completely customized and proprietary.
Inspired by Californian architecture built to fit a suburb lifestyle, the house showcases cars as they come and go and puts the swimming pool at the center of home life. Across the width of the lot, the flat silhouette of the house connects the front garden and rear patio. Embedded in the natural hillside, the home fits perfectly within the landscape.
Coming up the driveway, the home appears to move alongside the garden before entering the car port. Inside, a private stairway leads directly to the center of the house.
The rear of the home is constructed entirely around the elaborate patio. The ensemble of nearby spaces – kitchen, living room, and swimming pool – is oriented in such a way to link the terrace and pool area to the patio. The sunlit living room overlooks the garden, offering an unobstructed view overlooking the children’s bedrooms.
The single-level house offers the possibility of orienting all living spaces Southward. Sun heat is regulated during summer by an extended roof and sliding indoor blinds.
The swimming pool and terrace enjoy great exposure to the sun. Its temperature is regulated by the solar panels on the roof. The innovative architectural system allows natural cooling by convection without air conditioning.
The house is insulated from the outside via the solid concrete slabs. As the design of this home integrates sustainable development methods, the appearance makes it less obvious. This is subtle and undetectable eco-friendly design.
The rear of the home mirrors the front, replacing a garden with this terraced patio and pool space. Roof overhangs provide shade and regulate heat.
Here is the central patio space, fully wrapped by the home, with bedrooms on left in white and living room area on right in black. Shades provide temperature regulation for the private spaces.
The stone patio connects seamlessly with indoor flooring through the living room, seen through large sliding glass door at left.
Central living space is divided by a unique white wire transparent “wall” wrapped around central staircase.
Open dining and kitchen space is awash in pure white with miniature details: black trim on countertops, brushed aluminum cube shaped hood vents, minimalist canister lighting down center of the ceiling.
The dining room, with lengthy white table and chairs, opens completely to the patio space, through large folding glass panels.
The pool begins seamlessly within the patio structure, right next to an array of chaise lounges and the open dining room space.
Pool runs perpendicular to the broad home structure, spiking the neutral tones and green lawn with bright blue tile inside.
Here we have a second take, showing the pool in full use. The patio angles reflect the home itself, for unbroken style throughout.
Pulling back a bit, we can see the entire patio structure, extending from the foundation. Subtle lighting embedded in the roof overhang softly illuminates the pool area, reflecting the interior lighting.
With lights glowing within the pool and throughout the patio, this half enclosed exterior section of the home is perfect for entertaining guests.
Under-lit greenery punctuates the courtyard space, wrapped in the common areas of the home at right, and private spaces at left.
With floor to ceiling glass throughout, the interior glows at night, but can be made private with retractible built-in blinds.
Living room boasts a wall-mounted gas fireplace across from lengthy beige sectional, with large black slab coffee table over dark beige tile flooring.
As seen from outside, the living room wrapped in glass can be completely obscured by sliding shutter panels.
Raised patio space and embedded lighting throughout provide ample relaxation space outdoors.
Final look at the front of the home, showcasing the lowered driveway with sheltered car port beneath the home.
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