Date: April 2016
Location: Achet
Typologhy: Residential
Service: Architectural design
Cathegory: Descriptive


Situated near the village centre of Achet, north-east of Hamois, a housing extension is created to develop new three bedrooms and one bathroom that complete the current building. This new module of the single-family house will overlook a valley to the north-west and its own gardens to the south-east. The total arrangement consists of an ecological construction made by straw bales in timber- frames and a small rehabilitation in the existing house.

The introduction of a new module into this context responds to sustainability principles, and to respect the relationship between functionality and landscaping. In the same way, the refurbishment is the demolition of three inner partitions and the isolation reinforcement in facades to reduce the total energy consumption.