The proposed houses are joined in length, well integrated into the slope, on a plot halfway between the town and the countryside.
- a street through the plot connecting the main south and north roads,
- a central area playing the role of a public garden,
- a pedestrian path through the central garden,
- the inclusion of plant and mineral surfaces (hedges of local species, trees, scenic swales, paving stones, concrete floor, lawns ...)
- the mixed use of the long south strip of land with both parking (13 spaces) and 3 houses with patio offers several advantages:
- urban continuity from the Colonel Rabier street to the south (to avoid the reclusive neighbourhood effect),
- thanks to the 3 houses positioned on this strip, we get free land for the central garden,
- a balanced distribution of parking spaces (1 of the 5 parking areas throughout the project).
The project reflects the heritage from the past. Whilst relating to the past, it uses tailored contemporary solutions. The project is based on a fine execution with simple materials.
- living rooms are always facing the gardens with beautiful sunny bay windows,
- no vis-à-vis between houses,
- attic with gable roof for all houses, a real thermal comfort for the bungalows (ventilated attics shielding direct sunlight),
- gable roof on garage with an opportunity to use the space for storage (mezzanine possible, no industrial A-frame),
- wooden pergolas for solar protection,
- natural lighting in all spaces including halls and corridors,
- architectural bonuses for interior spaces:
- higher living room ceiling for 4-room houses (2.80m) with bay window accordingly designed,
- empty space above the entrance for the duplex 3-room houses,
- 3m wide bay windows for each house + a pergola,
- semi-open kitchen,
- 32 visitor parking spaces (plus two spaces per house) distributed in 5 different areas of the project with a real proximity for all the houses,
- fruit tree planted in each garden.