Bio Mass Power Plant by Matteo Thun & Partners
Nature and technology: a virtuous circle translated in architectural terms. An aesthetic form of ecology: transparent, light and clear. A cube-shaped glass and steel core: the visible technological heart that hides no secrets. A cylindrical wooden coating: a natural, suspended filter woven around like some kind of craft texture.
St-Hubert Residence by naturehumaine
The clients wished to enlarge their 800 sf bungalow by adding a second floor to the existing structure. However, the poor conditions of the foundations quickly proved this option impossible. In turn, the architects proposed to build an extension into the backyard.
The first gesture was to lower the new dining room to the level of the exterior terrace, and to link it to the kitchen through a vast open space. Suspended atop the dining room, a translucent reading cube emerges from the master bedroom. Meanwhile, a light well ensures that direct sunlight reaches the dining room all day long.