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)