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Stripped-Down Houses

The Maison D is a Utilitarian and Affordable Family Home

— May 5, 2015 — Art & Design
The Maison D is an affordable family home, put together by Fouquet Architecture Urbanisme, that uses low-cost building materials to construct a simple family home at a reasonable price.

The home, located in the suburbs near Nantes in France, has a floorspace of 148 square meters spread out over a pair of bathrooms, a garage, kitchen and dining area, lounge, two bedrooms, conservatory and covered roof terrace.

The home's structure is rather basic and comprises a wooden frame sheathed in polycarbonate tiles. Large operable windows and canvas shading are used to help maintain a comfortable temperature.

This affordable family home cost $128,000 to build, a pretty low figure considering its size and utility. With housing prices shooting through the roof in much of the Western world, this sort of smart architecture could catch on and inspire other architects and builders.
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