The Island House by Clément Lesnoff-Rocard + Gil Percal Architect

City Island

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This project, initiated 3 years ago, could be considered as an antagonist allegory to the famous movie Cast away, lost on an island. Located on the outskirts of Paris, at the very foot of La Défense, an otherworldly accumulation of oversized high risers, the house stood almost lost on the edge of a tiny little street that ends abruptly abutting the massive fundaments of a cluster of towers. This brutal situation, in between high density modernist utopia and the modestly grandiloquent 19th century architecture, emphasizes the feeling of being a tiny little Défense-less being. The house seemed like an oyster without a shell, lost in the ocean. Luckily it was articulated around a little exotically planted patio garden and we decided at the first visit with my partner Gil Percal that this house had to be protected from this outer predatory world, turning its back to the street and only looking at itself, its garden and its own qualities, yet to be found.

▼空间概览,preview © Simone Bossi


What a moment of divine beauty, when you make way for this other truth where your usual trivial facilities become natural elements. When your grey green tiled floor becomes shallow water. When your long concrete sofa becomes a sand beach where the water tickles your feet. When a massive oak tree table becomes the big tree around which you gather as a family. When a matte black kitchen becomes the charcoal you found in the burnt forest. When a towering library becomes the cliff you climb everyday, and the books in it become the stepping stones that help you get higher. When an oversized curtain becomes a waterfall, or even just the wind. When a white concrete curved bridge becomes a stratus, a low cloud, passing quietly above your head. When a gigantic bay window becomes nothing but the sky, with its sunsets and sunrises. When a wooden staircase emerging from the shallow water becomes the beginning of a path to go somewhere else, up the mountain, above the clouds.

▼从门厅望向庭院,view from foyer to garden © Simone Bossi

▼餐厅紧邻花园,dining room adjacent to garden © Simone Bossi

▼弧形的通高空间,curved height space © Simone Bossi

▼楼梯一旁的起居空间,living space next to staircase © Simone Bossi

▼具有几何元素的楼梯间,staircase with geometric elements © Simone Bossi

▼细部,details © Simone Bossi

▼二层平台,platform on 2F © Simone Bossi

▼弧形走廊,curved corridor © Simone Bossi


Then you see it. It is your island, it is the island of everything. You can now close your book, put it back on the shelf and go for a walk in your garden, the real one.

▼厨房,kitchen © Simone Bossi

▼从厨房望向庭院,view from kitchen to garden © Simone Bossi

▼庭园视角,garden view © Simone Bossi

▼一层平面图,1F plan © Clément Lesnoff-Rocard + Gil Percal Architect

▼二层平面图,2F plan © Clément Lesnoff-Rocard + Gil Percal Architect

▼三层平面图,3F plan © Clément Lesnoff-Rocard + Gil Percal Architect

Floor Area : 300 sqm
City : La Défense, Courbevoie, Paris
Project duration : 2 years
Finished in October 2020

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