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An organic bioclimatic house in Britanny, Golfe du Morbihan


Auray-based architectural practice Patrice BIDEAU, architecte  have designed another Bio Climatic home. Completed in 2012 the contemporary family home can be found in the Baden in the Gulf of Morbihan, France.

According to the architects: This house on the shores of the Golfe du Morbihan was built using organic architectural principals with a concentration of green energy components for maximum efficiency without resorting to technical sophistication.

“The project was born of the owners’ desire to build a new house on their property in Baden, incorporating a landscaped garden and a natural, chemical free swimming pool. These were created before construction began on the house in collaboration with a designer and a landscape gardener. The garden was designed to provide protection from Westerly winds with a vegetable garden to the East. A distinctive ambiance emerged from this new, natural environment surrounding the construction site.

“The house was sited in the north-west section of the property in order to provide maximum space for the garden and terrace.  The wood frame garage with cladding and arched zinc roof serves as a protective buffer, the canopy overhang also provides shelter for the main entrance.

“There are few openings in the north facing wall. Built with concrete breeze-blocks left unclad in the interior and insulated with a wood frame add-on, a 120mm layer of Rockwool and cladding on the outside, this wall and the adjoining partitions support the wood floor while its intense thermal inertia controls temperatures, contributing to the inhabitants’ comfort in both winter and summer.

“This contemporary French property has benefited from the active involvement of the owners in the radical transformation of their living space. They have brought innovative use of colour interaction and perception to the quest for a harmonious atmosphere in which to embark on a new life.

“It is also the work of an architect inspired by both David Pearson’s “GAIA Charter” and the opportunity to create an eco-friendly habitat.”

Images courtesy of Armel Istin

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June 10, 2013 | Property | View comments

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