Paris-based Marchi Architectes designed a spacious open-plan dwelling located in Auvergne, France. Chestnuts House, completed in 2016, is constructed in order to maintain a volumetric balance between the existing buildings on the west side of the courtyard: facade proportions, height, and materials are translated from the facing building. The minimalist house, featuring a muted palette with sporadic artworks throughout the interior, is a contemporary architecture shaped from a traditional habitat. The pitched metallic roof is asymmetrically designed in order to create a dialogue with the courtyard on the west and to recall the demolished building on east side.

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