This architecture, located in the heart of a typical industrial zone, is a real heterotopia.
In May 2009, we were contacted by MD, who is a carpenter. A curious man with an open mind. An art collector, passionate about sailing boats, he entrusted us with the project management of a set of offices as an extension of his workshop. Currently, two 1500 m2 warehouses are located 20 metres apart. The back of the plot was free. The extension that we proposed was built between the two existing volumes within the authorised size limit, connecting to the two warehouses and branching out towards the back of the plot. The different volumes perched 4 metres high on barely debarked tree trunks are freely arranged within the authorised limit. They are connected to each other by internal walkways. The whole complex is entirely built in wood, including the framework. The joinery consists of a single window size, sometimes fixed and sometimes opening. The whole is embedded in an arboretum made up of 20 trees of 12 different species that bloom all year round.
Rather than playing on compactness, we worked on a scattered layout favouring solar gain through largely glazed surfaces. The volumetric layout favours the natural sweeping of the air, allowing its destratification during the hottest periods. Finally, particular attention was paid to the insulating complex of the whole in order to avoid any thermal bridges.
Perched on tree trunks
Construction of offices for a joinery
Projectiles, architect (project manager)
Evp engineering, Structure
Serge Titier, construction economist
Sci Le Merle Bleu
CONCEPT DESIGN 2009
IN USE 2011
© Vincent Fillon