Well established in the French and international landscape since the 1980s, Odile Decq’s architecture is the opposite of today’s monumentalism, on a human scale. A way of designing the building that she translates today in a new project, very singular, where she combines accuracy and elegance, all in delicacy.
The French architect has taken over a small fortification building on the north coast of Brittany, located at the end of a rocky point facing the ocean. Rearranging the building to free up its interior space as much as possible, while giving it a better view of the outside, intervening without denaturing the site, “Seeing everything but only being guessed at”; such were Odile Decq’s many objectives for this residential project located in Finistère.
The solution? A roll of glass, topped with slabs of schist. The central patio brings natural light into the heart of the house, while at the same time protecting it from the sea winds. On the decoration side, a long, red sofa, which extends into a desk, will then wrap itself around this same patio. The famous “Chair” by Eames and a “Pipistrello” lamp by Gae Aulenti complete this nest for design lovers.
In the summer, the living space continues on the roof terrace of the fortress. An island of comfort that allows you to be a discreet spectator to the phantasmagoria of nature.