On a tree-lined street in Marly-le-Roi a small community very close to Paris where high fences traditionally isolate each house and its garden, there is a house which reaches out to its neighbors creating a feeling of urbanity previously lacking on these parts. Because urban policy does not allow one house to open up to another to achieve the openness effect, this house is moved forward its parcel to open widely onto the street. A perforated galvanized-steel fence allows the passers-by to look in at the garden, which actually runs under the house that seems to levitate on its plot.
▼ 建筑外观，建筑位于地块前部，人们可以透过穿孔钢栅栏看到内部的花园，external of the building which is in the front of the site, people could see the garden through the perforated steel fence
▼ 从花园看建筑，仿佛浮在空中，view from the garden, the house seems floated
▼ 立面采用灰色松木面板，facade made of pre-grayed larch cladding
It is also an invitation to enter: the access is made from this underground level beneath the actual house, where the firewood is stored and the car parked.
▼ 地下层入口前通道，设有储存木柴的空间，underground access with firewood storage
▼ 入口楼梯，下设储物空间，stair at the entrance with storage space below
The layout of the ground floor is characterized by the fluidity of its three spaces, which are organized around the central fireplace, which alone endures the entire heating of this passive house. The kitchen and an intimate living room are located on either side of the carved staircase of a single piece of prefabricated steel, while two steps higher a living room crossing opens onto a vast terrace with a cantilever onto the street. This house blurs the boundaries between private and public to the benefit of user-friendly rooms that also open onto the outside.
▼ 空间一侧设预制钢板旋转楼梯，prefabricated steel curved stair
▼ 楼梯边亲密的小起居室，intimate living room on the stair side
▼ 高两级台阶的大起居室，与开放的室外露台相连，living room two steps higher opens to a vast outdoor terrace
▼ 火炉为整个建筑供暖，the fire place heats the whole building
▼ 楼梯侧厨房，kitchen on the stair side
The privacy of the inhabitants is maintained in the upper level rooms by high windows, which direct the view skywards.
▼ 卧室，高窗保护了住户隐私，bedroom, the high window maintains the privacy of the inhabitants
▼ 游戏房充分利用的屋顶的高度，play room, making full use of the roof height
Throughout the house raw materials (steel and concrete) are left exposed creating a sense of authenticity for this 145 m2 solid wood CLT prefabricated house. Everything is a pretext to awaken the curiosity of the passers-by, the pre-grayed larch cladding that envelops the whole thing right up to the rafts, thanks to the absence of covers, to the fold of the main facade – which opens a perspective towards the garden . The house really does seem to have achieved the lofty dream it was targeting with such clarity.
▼ 裸露的混凝土材料带来真实粗犷的感觉，exposed concrete brings a sense of authenticity