Pierre Fauroux, Architect

Contemporary Realization, 2003

near Grenoble 38000 France


This remarkable contemporary realization is the work of the architect Pierre Fauroux. Between minimalism of the forms and strong expression of materials (concrete, glass, varnished red wood, slate of Angers for the ground), this “swimming pool-house” impresses through its balance and its serenity. The house is located in a small village of the low valley of Isère, halfway between Grenoble and Valencia (30 minutes), snuggled up between hill and river at the foot of the massif of Vercors. Ski runs and golf are at 15 minutes of the house. This 600 square-meter house with a streamlined silhouette and a roof terrace brings down hides into the landscape, surrounded by a ground of 10,000 square-meter planted in fruit trees and softwood trees. The wing of the “house” and that of the swimming pool are moved to follow contour lines and are connected by an internal staircase. A second flight of stairs comes down towards a multi-purpose room (billiard, home cinema) implanted under the lounge. The main rooms juxtapose in front of the South: a living-room at the southwest corner, a dining room, a kitchen, three bedrooms and an office at the southeast corner. Around the house, terraces, loose stones, plantations, gatehouse, two offices and nine parking spaces complete this rare set. The geometrical simplicity of the built and the constructive bias adopted by the architect free themselves from all the usual codes of the individual house. Three materials are used to realize the structure and the facades: the concrete, the glass and the stainless steel. The rough concrete is visible according to numerous points of view. Inside, a ground in paving stones of black slate and partitions in red lacquered medium complete the pallet of colors. All the joineries in raw stainless steel were cut to size. The South, East and West facades are entirely glazed on all the height. In counterpoint of the huge bays, discreet row windows glazed in fanlight at the top of concrete walls and spread a grazing light.


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    3 Bedrooms
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    3 Bathrooms
  • Pierre Fauroux, Architect: Architect
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    Property ID: 1082

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  • City: near Grenoble
  • Zip/Postal Code: 38000
  • Country: France