Close to the historic center of Auvernier, a village characterized by its beautiful 17th century winegrower’s houses, four specific functions invest a remarkable empty plot and dialogue with elements of the surrounding. The historic stone wall, marking the limit between the public street and the plot, is preserved as it stands. A new perpendicular dilatation of the wall contains a community space and precisely defines two sides, the garden and the courtyard.
▼村庄中的项目外观，exterior view of the project in a village
To the south, a small service building encloses the gravel courtyard by leaning against the west wall delimiting the plot. Exploiting the differences in topography, the nursery is placed one level down from the courtyard on the former shores of the lake. This makes it disappear at the village level and asserts the southern limit of the property in the continuity of the neighboring parcels. And in the middle of the garden radiates the ten-unit rental house.
▼项目由出租住宅楼、托儿所、小型服务建筑与社区公共空间组成，the project consists of a rental house, a nursery, a small service building and a community space
Each of these four buildings are cut, or folded, to sculpt the exterior voids and provide interesting perspective views. The volumes are sometimes interrupted to provide crossing paths for villagers. Together, they forge specific urban links. The singular geometry of the plan of the rental house, made of setbacks and swellings, associated with the half-level spatial organization, combined with the shape of the two-sided roof covered with old tiles, as well as the formal variety of the windows piercing the plastered wall; all of these factors contribute to express such a rich composition that it gives off a mirror effect in which the houses of the village are reflected.
▼四栋建筑都经过切割或折叠，塑造外部体量并形成有趣的视角，each of these four buildings are cut, or folded, to sculpt the exterior voids and provide interesting perspective views
▼出租住房双面屋顶使用旧瓷砖，抹灰墙面采用形式多样的窗户，rental house is combined with the shape of the two-sided roof covered with old tiles, as well as the formal variety of the windows piercing the plastered wall
▼色调清新简洁的内部空间，interior with fresh and simple colours
▼屋顶形态塑造空间趣味，interesting spaces formed by the roof