Holiday house in Cap Ferret by Atelier du Pont

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Location: Lège-Cap-Ferret, France
Surface: 330 m²
Year: 2016

Lauréat Architizer A+ Awards 2017 / Winner Architizer A+ Awards 2017

Architects: Atelier du Pont 

Architects project managers: Alice Berthelon, Maciej Janakowski
Interior designer: Aline Defert
Landscape designer: Arnaud Gallou – Ferret Vert
General contractor: BMC
Photography: © Philippe Garcia, Takuji Shimmura, Bernard Touillon

The terrain that slopes gently towards the sea is typical of Cap Ferret: a small forest of strawberry tree, yucca and pines. The challenge was to design a project that would exist in harmony with its surrounding landscape and have a limited impact on the existing vegetation.
The house echoes forest cabins and the multiple openings serve to accentuate its relationship to nature. Its implantation allowed to preserve a maximum of existing trees, and the façade uses mostly wood to mimic the pine grove around it.
The construction blends into the topography of the terrain. The spaces were designed for a large sibling so that everyone, while getting together, can still benefit of intimacy and calm. The “cabins” are connected to one another through a series of terraces. A large internal curved lines stairway exists in counterpoint to the triangular openings and the other diagonal lines that frame the views of the surrounding nature.

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Atelier du Pont is a multipolar agency that combines public and private projects, architecture and town planning, interiors and exteriors, and reinvents itself with each new commission and encounter, developing an individual response to each specific context. This is a creative, serious, subtle interplay using a wide variety of colours, materials and styles to create spaces that are appropriate and imaginative, both outside time and of their time, life-enhancing for their users and inspiring for their designers.
Since the agency was established, it has completed a range of public facilities all over France and built a large number of housing projects for social funding agencies and private property developers. These experiences have given the agency the opportunity to operate in a variety of occasionally difficult contexts and sites.
Anne-Cécile Comar, Philippe Croisier and Stéphane Pertusier founded Atelier du Pont in 1997. The team currently consists of two partners (Anne-Cécile Comar and Philippe Croisier) and about twenty staff members from all kinds of backgrounds. Atelier du Pont is a founding members of the PLAN01 collective with which they created in 2008 the ecodesign engineering office PLAN.02.


Atelier du Pont

89 rue de Reuilly – 75012 Paris (siège)
4 place Tobie Robatel – 69001 Lyon

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