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Djuric Tardio Architectes: House Eco-Sustainable

A Antony in the Paris suburbs, the agency Djuric Tardio Architectes has recently delivered this house built from a prefabricated system wood panel. Respecting existing templates in this residential area, the project uses solar gain, views and plot to create living spaces and outdoor areas rich customs and practices, the image of the attic which become suspended garden.

On this project, the agency Djuric Tardio Architectes states:

"This suburban district Anthony was born of" urban sprawl. "He leaves a legacy difficult to reinterpret and redefine according to contemporary criteria. We therefore head, not to redraw the urban environment but this house can contribute to a conversion of this district. We worked on it for durability, flexibility and urban integration.

These Districts are also subject to strong rules of urbanism and architecture often exceeded on both heterogeneous and homogeneous.

Time and the urban situation and our desire to continue and refine our research on wood constructions, led us to propose a type of construction system, yet little published in urban areas and rather reserved individual houses in less dense sites, laminated panels Structural.

Urban rules and context, very typical, have suggested the template, which has proved a true asset to the project.

Up there, the shape of the roof / pergola, which looks like an unfinished roof, has a specific function. On the one hand, to take the archetypal context inserting the project in its environment without disrupting the urban rhythm, on the other hand, oppose the closed roof classic that becomes often an attic, fourretout or wasted space.

We lived this volume by leaving open and turning it into a green terrace, intimate and sunny. The choice of plants proposed by the landscape, grasses and climbing plants fruit (kiwi, squash, grapes) on the pergola, allow owners to enjoy a vegetable garden, a vegetable garden suspended.


The program, a house for a blended family, asked a modular and flexible design in landscaping.

The response was two separate and overlapping areas, currently made independent, but with very little modification, can be a single space.

The walls of the skylight crossing the floor to illuminate the DRC can be removed to become railing and allow visual link between the two floors.

The staircase is located in the central field of services, with today input common to both access and tomorrow could be opened on the day spaces.

Sliding screens to giant each floor divided into two spaces days to present to repartition areas, creating an office / library downstairs and a cinema area upstairs, and tomorrow partition the space according to use.

A vanity splashback on wheels slips between the kitchen and the terrace on the ground floor, thus moving the breakfast area outside to sunny days.

While the arrangement has been designed with this in mind flexibility and adaptability of living space, which affects daily, seasons (summer space continues outside and is more open and wide and winter more gathered around the fireplace) and, long-term, adapting lifestyles owners.


Completely built in wood panels placed on a pedestal, the floors were very bad, is a work completely prefabricated in workshop and delivered to the site and assembled in just fifteen days.

This is the constructive system Finnish wood panels from cooperatives of small private forest owners sustainably managed.

The pre-cut panels and supplemented by wood fiber insulation and siding without treatment, arrived at almost finished construction, reducing pollution to a minimum, the site e both located in a dense residential fabric.

The facades were mounted at the same time as the flooring, wooden panels also.

Wood construction has the advantage with a very efficient system that allows external insulation to completely eliminate thermal bridges make the high-performance building. The underfloor heating powered low temperature gas becomes almost superfluous.

The glazed surfaces of double glazing + argon patios and facades South voluntarily oversized capture the sun in winter and are sheltered by a canopy and a pergola in summer, which allows for their performance and aperture size to easily master the solar gain and air flow as needed, without making it necessary to use air conditioning or intensive heating.

The main street facade, outside the rooms to the north, is a composition of large glazed openings and single opening shutters stainless steel mirror without glass. Reflections of the vegetation and the movement of these steel components make mirrors the changing façade. The room ventilation is regulated by the openings of the shutters, and the contribution of light through the glass.

The rainwater allows watering the garden and planters allow homeowners the cultivation of aromatic plants and vegetable garden without overconsumption of water. "

For more information, visit the Djuric Tardio Architectes.

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