In 2010, the plan started out as a house renovation. However, when it was discovered that the state of the existing dwelling rendered this impossible, demolition and reconstruction became the point of departure for a new project. The building plot is situated in a conservation area made up of medieval townhouses and various other period buildings overlooking the historic port of Saint Goustan where a famous historical figure, Benjamin Franklin, landed in 1776.
This house built of wood was dreamt up in 2007 and finished in the spring of 2010. The owners wanted to build an ecological dwelling with an arched roof at SAINT NOLF in the Morbihan. They bought a plot of land on a relatively steep slope in a verdant valley on the outskirts of the village.
In 2002, the first owner wanted to build a house according to the French RT 2005 energy regulations by combining metal and wood, spacious rooms and geothermal heating. The house needed to be integrated into an ancient orchard situated in the village of Pluvigner in South Brittany.
The project to expand a recently acquired 1970s house began in July 2010 and was completed in the autumn of 2012. In buying this house in BADEN, the owners wanted to adapt to a new life in the Morbihan by converting an existing dwelling into an energy efficient home using ecological building materials. Close to the sea and an ideal base for sailing, the house was originally intended to be a holiday home.
This house on the shores of the Golfe du Morbihan, not far from AURAY, was built using organic architectural principals with a concentration of green energy components for maximum efficiency without resorting to technical sophistication. Completed at the beginning of this year, the house is situated in a region benefitting from oceanic climate conditions.