A multi-storey house that cantilevers over the side of a slope in Montferrier sur Lez, France is the latest creation of architects Elodie Nourrigat and Jacques Brion of NBJ Architectes.
“The slope is both the first constraint and the major asset of the place to embrace an open landscape on the horizon.” say the architects. “Rather than revealing the entire surrounding landscape, the choice was made to develop, in the house, a scenario that consists of several stories where each sequence presents a new discovery.”
“Three built undulating bodies take place in the slope and stretch as slender overhanging the landscape. Interconnected by a simple entity, new spaces are made possible by the establishment of protected terraces and outdoor spaces.”
Official project name: Construction of a new individual house
Location: Montferrier sur Lez (34) France
Architects / designers: Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion | architectes
Project Area: 170m2
Delivery date: May 2013