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House To Catch The Tree by Berranger & Vincent Architectes

By Eric Meunier


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Nantes-based studio Berranger & Vincent Architectes has completed the House To Catch The Tree project in 2009.

Situated on a narrow and steep plot, the 1,377 square-foot three-story home is located in Nantes, France.

House To Catch The Tree by Berranger & Vincent Architectes:

“In the heart of Nantes, the house settles on a narrow and steep site.

Its location and its size result from regulatory constraints and topography: an old chestnut listed in classified wooden area, a sharp drop, a maximum height of 6m down the roof and 10m up, two parking lots.

The first floor hosts the double height living space, which extends to the garden.

Facing the back of the house, the chestnut tree creates a permanent interaction with the inhabitants, plays on the ease of use, light (thermal control over the seasons).”

Photos by: Stephane Chalmeau
Source: Architizer, DesignBoom

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About Eric Meunier

Currently the Owner and Chief Executive of HODYO Design, Eric Meunier's expertise in the design industry spreads over 20 years. He was the driving force behind HomeDSGN's early success, founding this website in 2011. Today, he loves to channel his passion for design into remodeling houses and transforming interior spaces with his keen eye for detail and architectural finesse. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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