Maison Martin

Maison Martin Concise1993

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Opera Pri­ma

Alexandre’s uncle, liv­ing in Mex­i­co with wife and chil­dren, work­ing with the Chi­ap­pa indi­ans, asked us to recon­verse a horse barn of the 16th cen­tu­ry sit­u­at­ed on the prop­er­ty of the fam­i­ly in Con­cise at the lake of Neuchâ­tel. Once fin­ished, they would rein­stall their lives in Switzer­land. This meant, before the e‑mail exis­tance, that our com­mu­ni­ca­tion in dis­tance was based on air post paper let­tre exchange. Each time we recieved a reac­tion by the post­man of our project pro­pos­al we could smell through the envel­op the mex­i­can jun­gle and this gave to the whole project a strange touch of exo­tism with­in an exist­ing tra­di­tion­al con­struc­tion cul­ture. Our idea was to use the exist­ing rigour of the wood­en struc­ture at the inside and to strength­en them with brick walls to cre­ate three tranch­es, each with dif­fer­ent high­ts. Beside the great coach entries, the few small exist­ing win­dows forced the project to use enfilades to light­en the inner parts of the plan. 

Concise Avant 170608 100544 1

La grange 16ème avant travaux.

01 Concise Fû T Web

La grange 16ème avant travaux, la tra­verse centrale.

Concise Plan

plan

Concise Chantier

Le chantier, deux murs struc­turant l’espace.

Concise Coupe

Coupe

Babl 002 Concise 8

Séjour, cui­sine, dilata­tion & distribution.

Babl 002 Concise 9

Enfilades

Opera Pri­ma

Alexandre’s uncle, liv­ing in Mex­i­co with wife and chil­dren, work­ing with the Chi­ap­pa indi­ans, asked us to recon­verse a horse barn of the 16th cen­tu­ry sit­u­at­ed on the prop­er­ty of the fam­i­ly in Con­cise at the lake of Neuchâ­tel. Once fin­ished, they would rein­stall their lives in Switzer­land. This meant, before the e‑mail exis­tance, that our com­mu­ni­ca­tion in dis­tance was based on air post paper let­tre exchange. Each time we recieved a reac­tion by the post­man of our project pro­pos­al we could smell through the envel­op the mex­i­can jun­gle and this gave to the whole project a strange touch of exo­tism with­in an exist­ing tra­di­tion­al con­struc­tion cul­ture. Our idea was to use the exist­ing rigour of the wood­en struc­ture at the inside and to strength­en them with brick walls to cre­ate three tranch­es, each with dif­fer­ent high­ts. Beside the great coach entries, the few small exist­ing win­dows forced the project to use enfilades to light­en the inner parts of the plan. 

Concise Avant 170608 100544 1
01 Concise Fû T Web
Concise Plan
Concise Chantier

Le chantier, deux murs struc­turant l’espace.

Concise Coupe
Babl 002 Concise 8
Babl 002 Concise 9