MaisonA is nestled on the side of the hill on the plot. The building is discreet, but its pure lines show great strength of character. The materials used are contemporary, but the whole fits in perfectly with the protected site. The main materials PietriArchitectes used a wood and white concrete.
MaisonA, it is a simple volume built in integrally coloured concrete, with wooden shutters, set over a base anchored in the hillside.
This individual house was built in Maruège neighbourhood. The MaisonA is located in a ground with big plots. The house is not in an allotment.
Several houses were built in this ground and there is few co-visibility. We can place this ground between countryside and city.
Concerning the house arrangement:
In the first floor, there are three bedrooms for kids with private spaces, as well as a living room for family.
The principal view is in the living room on the ground floor, along the hallway.
The bedrooms in the first floor offer beautiful views on the valleys and totally opened. Also, from the terraces there is a 360-degree view. Each room has it own bathroom. These rooms are independent and served by a long illuminated hallway. A common relaxing space brings together the whole bedrooms.
Program: New built family house
Light engineer: Modular
Finished phase: Ovatis
Floor area: 350 m2
About Pietri Architectes
Founded in 2001 by Jean Baptiste Pietri, graduated from Paris-Belleville architecture school, PietriArchitectes located in Paris has up to about twenty partners. The agency acts especially in Parisian region and South-East of France, with a great diversity of projects. The programs of all types, as well public as private, go to an individual house, an office tower or even a luxury hotel.
The agency claims an architectural approach both demanding and poetic, built and developed around its own philosophy: “the romantic rationalism”. This concept connects well a constructive, strict and optimized conception to a precise and meaningful site analysis. The architectures are elegant, soft and timeless. The material nobility takes a primordial place in the project’s conception. This way, PietriArchitectes drew a unique ceramic for the undulating back frontage of La Barquière, a 62-housing program delivered in November 2016 in Marseille.
In 2014, the agency won two awards: a mention at Les Trophées VMZinc in the “2014 collective housing” category for Carré Seine, a housing project in Issy-les-Moulineaux, and “Le Geste d’Or” prize for the rehabilitation of La Major cathedral in Marseille. In 2016, PietriArchitectes won with two other agencies the international competition for the Rhine embankments renovation in Huningue. PietriArchitectes is also the winner of two other projects: on the side with Linkcity, for a student residence, a hotel and a nursing home conception located in Asnières-sur-Seine, but also with Vinci Immobilier for a housing program in Neuilly-sur-Seine.
In addition, the agency delivered these last months two projects: La Barquière in Marseille and La MaisonA, a private house in Aix-en-Provence.
Many projects are under construction, such as a luxury hotel named l’Hôtel des Roches in Le Lavandou, a senior residence in Brétigny-sur-Orge or even a housing program in Sarcelles.
Photo credit: Mathieu Ducros