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Architect Visit: Lode Architecture in Normandy

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Architect Visit: Lode Architecture in Normandy

August 3, 2010

Designed by Jérôme Vinçon of Lode Architecture, this small pitched-roof house near Honfleur might echo other Normandy cottages on the exterior, but the comparison ends there. The structure, which the architects call a “deluxe shed,” was designed as a weekend retreat rather than as a conventional family home.

Photography courtesy of Lode Architecture.

In order to keep costs down, interior walls are clad in unfinished plywood and floors are covered in black rubber, which is great for insulation and sound proofing.
Above: In order to keep costs down, interior walls are clad in unfinished plywood and floors are covered in black rubber, which is great for insulation and sound proofing.
A simple wooden deck floats in a meadow.
Above: A simple wooden deck floats in a meadow.
A galley kitchen opens onto a deck.
Above: A galley kitchen opens onto a deck.
On the ground floor, large square windows frame views of the surrounding meadows
Above: On the ground floor, large square windows frame views of the surrounding meadows
Minimally furnished, this house is proof that style and a tight budget can coexist.
Above: Minimally furnished, this house is proof that style and a tight budget can coexist.
Upstairs in the sleeping loft, built-in children&#8\2\17;s bunks are protected by industrial netting.
Above: Upstairs in the sleeping loft, built-in children’s bunks are protected by industrial netting.
The main living space is anchored by an Italian-made LTT Illuminated Bathtub positioned next to a wood-burning stove.
Above: The main living space is anchored by an Italian-made LTT Illuminated Bathtub positioned next to a wood-burning stove.

Night lighting.
Above: Night lighting.

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