DFU House

DFU House

Architect
Quinze Architecture
Location
Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, France | View Map
Project Year
2017
Category
Housing
Joan Casanelles
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Double glazing windowsTechnal
Luméal
Water heat pumpAtlantic Electrics
Altea Extensa Duo
Double flow ventilationBrink
Renovent Excell 300
Roof outletCHEMINÉES POUJOULAT
Therminox
Electrical equipmentSchneider Electric SE
Odace
ArchicadGRAPHISOFT

Product Spec Sheet
Double glazing windows
Luméal by Technal
Water heat pump
Altea Extensa Duo by Atlantic Electrics
Double flow ventilation
Renovent Excell 300 by Brink
Roof outlet
Therminox by CHEMINÉES POUJOULAT
Electrical equipment
Archicad

DFU House

Quinze Architecture as Architects

The DFU house is located in St Jacques de la Lande, in the heart of a residential area close to Rennes. The house is integrated into a dense urban fabric, mainly composed of private houses. The block is made up of strips of land, and the DFU house is built on a plot of approximately 500m² in the centre of the block. Despite its position in the heart of the block, the building retains an intimate character, the single-storey building protects the clients from the neighbours and allows the garden to breathe.

photo_credit Joan Casanelles
Joan Casanelles

The layout of the rectangular plot is simple. Its L shape, located on the north/east property line, defines the garden and opens up the building to the south. Access to the plot is from a long gravelled driveway that links it to the outside of the block.

photo_credit Joan Casanelles
Joan Casanelles

The house is articulated in two distinct elements, separating the bedrooms from the collective living space. On entering, the user enters the generous living room facing the garden. At the end of this room, a corridor leads to the bedrooms. They are south-facing and each has a large window.

photo_credit Joan Casanelles
Joan Casanelles

The project pays particular attention to the use of wood. Wood is first used in the structure. This framework is completed by wood wool which acts as insulation. On the outside, the vertical cladding draws the volume as a whole, it is part of a desire to use bio-sourced materials and enters into a visual relationship with the wood of the terrace. The use of wood is complemented by the occasional use of other materials, notably steel for the roof.

photo_credit Joan Casanelles
Joan Casanelles
photo_credit Joan Casanelles
Joan Casanelles
photo_credit Joan Casanelles
Joan Casanelles

Material Used :
1. GRAPHISOFT: Archicad
2. SCHNEIDER: Odace, electrical equipment
3. POUJOULAT: Roof outlet, Therminox, black
4. TECHNAL: Luméal, double glazing windows
5. ATLANTIC: Water heat pump Altea Extensa Duo
6. BRINK: Double flow ventilation, Renovent Excell 300

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