Volumetric Extension Focusing Transparency Away From Neighboring Houses
Architecture

Volumetric Extension Focusing Transparency Away From Neighboring Houses


Located in Montmorency, France, and bearing the name of its location, this villa extension adorns a home built in 1910 and updated to suit a modern lifestyle.This Montmorency Residence was re-designed by Francesca De Marchi of Paris-based NIM Architecture to include a contemporary addition that provided the family living here with a merger of old and new on their new property. Deciding to buy their first home, the young couple and their three children ended up enjoying a renovated house, as well as a contemporary addition gathered on a 1,000 square meter property. With a southeast orientation and placed on a slightly sloped land, the residence spotted on Muuuz lacked comfortable light-flooded social spaces, so this white volumetric attachment was designed to shelter the kitchen, dining room and lounge. Built within the limits marked by urban regulations, this extension showcases a green roof underneath which extensive use of glazing allows sunlight to penetrate deep into the interiors. Privacy was obtained by focusing transparency away from neighboring houses and creating a family-friendly environment complete with terrace and a green lawn.

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