While Cast Away shows how to create your own symbolical home while lost on an island and separated from the entire world, this
Located at the foot of La Defense, the major business district of
With this abrupt world on its doorstep, the architects focused inward, on the interior typologies articulation around a patio garden as inspiration for the sanctuary they created. Being an original 19th Century house, the interior had gone through many reincarnations by previous owners, leaving it a suffocating space of textures and forms in dissonance.
Tasked with this disharmony, Rocard and Percal took it as an opportunity to design something whole and new from the chaos. By bringing nature into the inner designed world they looked to create an “architectural garden of Eden”. A lofty goal maybe but one that has gleaned beautiful results.
Inside The Island, soft
Materiality is carefully articulated – the walls are washed in white with oak, sage and concrete chosen for the living spaces while an all matte black kitchen is likened by the architects to burned charcoal in a forest.
Very poetic and lyrical the residence is reminiscent of surreal architectural visualisations. But beyond the divine imagery, it acts as a wild, sprawling refuge from the outside world.
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