Located less than half an hour away from Paris city centre is the extension of a private residence, Maison L by French architects, Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles. With the aim of providing every family member with their own private sanctuary, the 5000 square metre vegetated plot called for a project that would seamlessly integrated within its environment.
Maison L features an amorphous plinth storey with curved stone walls that are amassed with earth, which is used as the living area. The local building regulations imposed, allow only one single building with a gabled or hipped roof. Given this, flat roofs are permissible as long as they don’t exceed 24 square meters in area.
Maison L is an interesting concept that challenges traditional ideas of domestic architecture and space
As a result of this, Maison L was realised as a series of five accessible planted roof tower-like volumes. Each tower is positioned in a manner to frame a specific perspective of the site; the volumes house a dressing room, a storage space, a bathroom and a bedroom space.
In this project, the residence and landscape are intimately interwoven with each other, with indoor and outdoor boundaries blurred. The south-eastern façade arises out of the complex topography that exists between the residence and the landscape. The undulating terrain form blends the architecture into the nature.