This Contemporary House is Centered Around the Pool

Lode Architecture designed the 'C House,' a contemporary house, located near Paris, France. The clients requested a home that would seamlessly transition and facilitate shared and private spaces, create a visual symbiosis between spaces that belong to parents and spaces that belong to children and ensure a panoramic view.

In order to incorporate the pool into the view, the architects took a cue from suburban Californian architecture and made it a focal point and central hub. The kitchen and living area are connected to the pool, linking the terrace and pool deck to the patio for greater unity. All of the living spaces are oriented towards the south, and potential heat and sun excess is taken care of with the extended roof and sliding indoor blinds. Similarly, the pool also receives a fair bit of sun exposure, which is regulated by roof solar panels.

To better fit the house in with the surrounding landscape, the architects embedded it within the hillside.