Strikingly Simple House Geometry

Strikingly Simple House Geometry

This new concept for a house in Normandy is based on a simple yet intriguing play with geometry.
22 Oct 2019 News

This new concept for a house in Normandy is based on a simple yet intriguing play with geometry. Designed by Town and Concrete, the result is a highly sculptural house with unique interior spatial qualities. 

Town and Concrete

Design & Process

As a starting point, the house is based on a 3 x 3-meter grid. These grid cells are then combined to form larger spaces.  Added to the grid are strikingly simple yet playful triangle, circle and square forms made of concrete. These forms cleverly serve as structural elements as well as space dividers. 

Town and Concrete

Sliding glass windows are the next component. Sliders are used in an unconventional way as they are installed not only externally, but also internally to partition space. By deploying internal sliders, users can simply cross from one space to another. The need for corridors is completely negated.

Town and Concrete

Perched on a hill, the house offers spectacular views and quality of light which can be experienced directly from the house’s wide-open spaces or more subtly from behind a screen of concrete forms. 

Town and Concrete

The sculptural form of the house should come as no surprise. Town and Concrete is lead by French artist Cyril Lancelin. After working for some of the most influential architects and artists in Paris and Los Angeles, he decided to start Town and Concrete in 2016 where, as Lancelin explains, he utilizes a vocabulary of classical shapes and volumetric spaces to create unique structures.

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