Michel Tortel, Architect

Deconstructionist Contemporary Home, 2005

near Aix-en-Provence FR

This genuine landscape-house with swimming pool is nested in greenery. Its geometric shape stems from the deconstructionist movement, along the same lines as the world-famous architect Zaha Hadid.

Up on the east side of the Mount Aurélien, it offers a panoramic view on the surrounding landscape while sheltering its residents of the Mistral wind. It is located at 20 minutes by car from Aix-en-Provence, 45 minutes from Marseille airport and 1h30 from Nice. There are stores and schools nearby. The house also enjoys many walking paths in enchanting settings.

Built on a 5600 m² plot, the house extends over a surface of 340 m². It includes on the ground floor a large living room with double height under ceiling, a dining room, a kitchen, a 90 m² lounge with an office and a bedroom with a bathroom. The story is served by suspended stairs in wood and steel, and receives three bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room. The basement includes an office, a playroom and a laundry. Two patios, an outdoor bathroom and a garage complete the house.

The house is characterized by its transparency and the visual lightness of its structure that allow its optimal integration to the environment. Its pure lines and sharp angles lead the eyes and draw as many vanishing points in the vegetal picture in which it stands. Entirely made of glass, the facade reflects the vegetation thanks to its slight inclination, making the architecture almost stealth among the trees.

  • € 1,380,000
  • bedrooms: 4
  • baths: 3
  • garage: 2
  • area: 340 sq. m.
  • Swimming Pool: Y
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