Located on the border of Vercors, the plot offers a breathtaking view on Comboire’s fort and Belledonne mountain chain in the background. The project takes place in the corner of the terrace surrounding the pool, on a fifty centimeters high concrete base. It consists of a solid wood structure, rectangular larch beams held together by mortise and tenon joints, and spruce three-ply panels. The framework connects it to an existing wooden pergola.
On one side, the summer kitchen turns its back on the adjoining land. Aligned with a barbecue and a stone pizza oven, high cupboards including a refrigerator provide more intimacy to the terrace. Conversely, the perpendicular side opens up on a flowery slope overhanging a dry stone wall.The three centimeters thick reinforced concrete slab, with its satin finish, offers a three meters long work surface dedicated to cooking and includes a sink to accommodate every type of gathering.
The underroof structure consists of maritime pine plywoods resting on a multitude of small larch rafters. The repetition of this structural element gives a rhythm to the underside of the roof, turning it into an ornemental piece that one discovers when sitting around the table.
Finally, the roof structure is covered by galvanized steel sheeting and the entirety of the rainwater is collected to irrigate the vegetation of the adjoining garden.
Design & construction / 2017
17 Route du Peuil, 38640 Claix
Credits: Nicolas Pabion