location: gers, france
design team: s. barclay – j.p. crousse
built surface: 178 m2
The site is located at the summit of one of the first hills of the Gers region (Southwest of France), with magnificent views of the northern and northeastern landscape. The presence of a pond and an adobe ruin characterize the site, define its limits to the south and orient the views towards the distant Pyrenees’ mountains. The house creates its own universe yet is grounded on the site and its preexisting farm. The different elements of the program are linked through exterior spaces that have been carefully studied in order to relate to the surrounding landscape.