Monday, August 19, 2013

Zen Retreat

A modern holiday home in the south of France is an elegant example of small good design — working within the 200 square metre size constraints, architect France Jean-Philippe Nuel envisioned the villa as a series of small village houses, at once independent and closely related to each with others, much like the traditional village houses nearby. Jean-Philippe Nuel also left intact whenever possible the original vegetation, even building around the pine trees. The result is a serene and surprisingly spacious home — the perfect summer retreat. More here on Côté Maison.

(photography by christophe dugied)

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