8/03/2011

Cube House, Normandie, France by Beckmann N'Thépé

A beautiful low cost house in Bellavilliers, in Normandie,  France, designed by French agency Beckmann N'Thépé. This simple volume with a total of 80 square meters (861.112 square feet) is a solide cube in symbiosis with its surroundings, an elegant bocage.
Cube House, Normandie, France © Bekmann N'Thépé. Image credits Stephan Lucas

Apart from its price, one of the key elements to this house is these cut-out sections per facade. As a result, interior spaces have natural light thanks to these openings which have specific size.
Cube House © Beckmann N'Thépé. Image credits Stephan Lucas

These arrangement on façades aim at taking advantage of sunlight harvesting.
Cube House © Beckmann N'Thépé. Image credits Stephan Lucas

The house is clad in wood painted in black like a monolithic object implanted among a lush green landscape. This wood structure and exterior thermal insulation construction enforce the Cube House's energy-efficient design.
Cube House © Beckmann N'Thépé. Image credit Stephan Lucas

This use of material enforces the elegant character of the design. This methods of coexistence of wood structure and exerior thermal insulation enforce the sustainable specificity of the house.
Cube House © Beckmann N'Thépé. Image credits Stephan Lucas

The interior spaces respond to various parameters: cost, lush surroundings, and clients' desires.
Cube House — Interior spaces © Beckmann N'Thépé. Image credits Stephan Lucas

A double-height space with a large scale window facing the south facilitate diffusion of daylight and dilation of inner spaces. This construction method allows the interior spaces to open in large panaromas to this beautiful lush environment.
Cube House © Beckmann N'Thépé. Image credits Stephan Lucas
This leads to a simple, elegant, sustainable, high-performance house.

Technical facts
Program: Second home
Architects: Beckmann N'Thépé
Project Team: Nicolas Gaudard, Laura Giovanetti, Mathilde Billet, Arthur Billaut, Thimothée Kazmierczak
Client: Private
Company: Guillet SAS
Location: Bellavilliers, Normandie, France
Cost: 120.000 euros
Surface area: 80 sq. m. (861.112 sq. ft) SHON


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