Fabrica Architecture
Lizant Home
SITE AND PROPOSAL The site is located outside Lizant, France. The sloping site is facing south with open views towards the river La Charente. The proposal is for a family house and studio concealed in a mature landscape. MASSING The house has been designed as a low profile object inserted into the ground using the natural slope of the site to minimise its visual impact. Rather than developing vertically, it is proposed to use the width of site to create a single fronted house that opens its view towards the valley. ENVIRONMENTAL CONCEPT The house been designed on the principle of lowering the energy demand by adopting a natural design approach. This approach is based upon the following principles: 1. Maximise site orientation The house is oriented North-South, avoiding windows to the west and east facing elevations. 3D environmental modelling software has been used to determine the extent of shading required. 2. Natural ventilation strategy The house maximises cross ventilation and the high level rooflight provides a chimney stack effect for cool rapid ventilation. The low profile of the building to the north facing minimise the impact of the cold winter northwest prevailing winds. 3. High volume insulation The house is partially built into the ground and maximises the stable temperature provided by the ground insulation. The external walls are highly insulated and exceed current standards. The green roof provides further improvement to the highly insulated envelope. 4. Water and waste management The rainwater from the roof and hard standing areas is collected in buried tanks for use of irrigation. 5. Biodiversity The excavated ground has been reused to create adequate levelling of the ground and avoid any deposit to off-site landfill. The intensive green roof visually soften the impact of the new built house, improving biodiversity with local plant typology. The orchard at the front of the house and new planting areas will provide a diverse environment that will support and enhance local wildlife. PLAN D’AMENAGEMENT PAYSAGER Landscape proposal The current landscape is valued. The proposal retains all existing trees and includes new planting areas: 1. A formal orchard at the front of the house 2. Allotments for own-grown vegetables 3. Wild Fruit Trees 4. Existing wild meadow grasses retained and enhanced 5. Bee hives

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SITE AND PROPOSAL The site is located outside Lizant, France. The sloping site is facing south with open views towards the river La Charente. The proposal is for a family house and studio concealed in a mature landscape.
MASSING The house has been designed as a low profile object inserted into the ground using the natural slope of the site to minimise its visual impact. Rather than developing vertically, it is proposed to use the width of site to create a single fronted house that opens its view towards the valley.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCEPT The house been designed on the principle of lowering the energy demand by adopting a natural design approach. This approach is based upon the following principles: 1. Maximise site orientation The house is oriented North-South, avoiding windows to the west and east facing elevations. 3D environmental modelling software has been used to determine the extent of shading required. 2. Natural ventilation strategy The house maximises cross ventilation and the high level rooflight provides a chimney stack effect for cool rapid ventilation. The low profile of the building to the north facing minimise the impact of the cold winter northwest prevailing winds. 3. High volume insulation The house is partially built into the ground and maximises the stable temperature provided by the ground insulation. The external walls are highly insulated and exceed current standards. The green roof provides further improvement to the highly insulated envelope. 4. Water and waste management The rainwater from the roof and hard standing areas is collected in buried tanks for use of irrigation. 5. Biodiversity The excavated ground has been reused to create adequate levelling of the ground and avoid any deposit to off-site landfill. The intensive green roof visually soften the impact of the new built house, improving biodiversity with local plant typology. The orchard at the front of the house and new planting areas will provide a diverse environment that will support and enhance local wildlife.
PLAN D’AMENAGEMENT PAYSAGER Landscape proposal The current landscape is valued. The proposal retains all existing trees and includes new planting areas: 1. A formal orchard at the front of the house 2. Allotments for own-grown vegetables 3. Wild Fruit Trees 4. Existing wild meadow grasses retained and enhanced 5. Bee hives
Fabrica Architecture
Lizant Home
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Fabrica Architecture
SITE AND PROPOSAL The site is located outside Lizant, France. The sloping site is facing south with open views towards the river La Charente. The proposal is for a family house and studio concealed in a mature landscape.
MASSING The house has been designed as a low profile object inserted into the ground using the natural slope of the site to minimise its visual impact. Rather than developing vertically, it is proposed to use the width of site to create a single fronted house that opens its view towards the valley.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCEPT The house been designed on the principle of lowering the energy demand by adopting a natural design approach. This approach is based upon the following principles: 1. Maximise site orientation The house is oriented North-South, avoiding windows to the west and east facing elevations. 3D environmental modelling software has been used to determine the extent of shading required. 2. Natural ventilation strategy The house maximises cross ventilation and the high level rooflight provides a chimney stack effect for cool rapid ventilation. The low profile of the building to the north facing minimise the impact of the cold winter northwest prevailing winds. 3. High volume insulation The house is partially built into the ground and maximises the stable temperature provided by the ground insulation. The external walls are highly insulated and exceed current standards. The green roof provides further improvement to the highly insulated envelope. 4. Water and waste management The rainwater from the roof and hard standing areas is collected in buried tanks for use of irrigation. 5. Biodiversity The excavated ground has been reused to create adequate levelling of the ground and avoid any deposit to off-site landfill. The intensive green roof visually soften the impact of the new built house, improving biodiversity with local plant typology. The orchard at the front of the house and new planting areas will provide a diverse environment that will support and enhance local wildlife. PLAN D’AMENAGEMENT PAYSAGER Landscape proposal The current landscape is valued. The proposal retains all existing trees and includes new planting areas: 1. A formal orchard at the front of the house 2. Allotments for own-grown vegetables 3. Wild Fruit Trees 4. Existing wild meadow grasses retained and enhanced 5. Bee hives
Lizant Home
SITE AND PROPOSAL The site is located outside Lizant, France. The sloping site is facing south with open views towards the river La Charente. The proposal is for a family house and studio concealed in a mature landscape.
MASSING The house has been designed as a low profile object inserted into the ground using the natural slope of the site to minimise its visual impact. Rather than developing vertically, it is proposed to use the width of site to create a single fronted house that opens its view towards the valley.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCEPT The house been designed on the principle of lowering the energy demand by adopting a natural design approach. This approach is based upon the following principles: 1. Maximise site orientation The house is oriented North-South, avoiding windows to the west and east facing elevations. 3D environmental modelling software has been used to determine the extent of shading required. 2. Natural ventilation strategy The house maximises cross ventilation and the high level rooflight provides a chimney stack effect for cool rapid ventilation. The low profile of the building to the north facing minimise the impact of the cold winter northwest prevailing winds. 3. High volume insulation The house is partially built into the ground and maximises the stable temperature provided by the ground insulation. The external walls are highly insulated and exceed current standards. The green roof provides further improvement to the highly insulated envelope. 4. Water and waste management The rainwater from the roof and hard standing areas is collected in buried tanks for use of irrigation. 5. Biodiversity The excavated ground has been reused to create adequate levelling of the ground and avoid any deposit to off-site landfill. The intensive green roof visually soften the impact of the new built house, improving biodiversity with local plant typology. The orchard at the front of the house and new planting areas will provide a diverse environment that will support and enhance local wildlife.
PLAN D’AMENAGEMENT PAYSAGER Landscape proposal The current landscape is valued. The proposal retains all existing trees and includes new planting areas: 1. A formal orchard at the front of the house 2. Allotments for own-grown vegetables 3. Wild Fruit Trees 4. Existing wild meadow grasses retained and enhanced 5. Bee hives
Lizant Home
Fabrica Architecture
SITE AND PROPOSAL The site is located outside Lizant, France. The sloping site is facing south with open views towards the river La Charente. The proposal is for a family house and studio concealed in a mature landscape. MASSING The house has been designed as a low profile object inserted into the ground using the natural slope of the site to minimise its visual impact. Rather than developing vertically, it is proposed to use the width of site to create a single fronted house that opens its view towards the valley. ENVIRONMENTAL CONCEPT The house been designed on the principle of lowering the energy demand by adopting a natural design approach. This approach is based upon the following principles: 1. Maximise site orientation The house is oriented North-South, avoiding windows to the west and east facing elevations. 3D environmental modelling software has been used to determine the extent of shading required. 2. Natural ventilation strategy The house maximises cross ventilation and the high level rooflight provides a chimney stack effect for cool rapid ventilation. The low profile of the building to the north facing minimise the impact of the cold winter northwest prevailing winds. 3. High volume insulation The house is partially built into the ground and maximises the stable temperature provided by the ground insulation. The external walls are highly insulated and exceed current standards. The green roof provides further improvement to the highly insulated envelope. 4. Water and waste management The rainwater from the roof and hard standing areas is collected in buried tanks for use of irrigation. 5. Biodiversity The excavated ground has been reused to create adequate levelling of the ground and avoid any deposit to off-site landfill. The intensive green roof visually soften the impact of the new built house, improving biodiversity with local plant typology. The orchard at the front of the house and new planting areas will provide a diverse environment that will support and enhance local wildlife. PLAN D’AMENAGEMENT PAYSAGER Landscape proposal The current landscape is valued. The proposal retains all existing trees and includes new planting areas: 1. A formal orchard at the front of the house 2. Allotments for own-grown vegetables 3. Wild Fruit Trees 4. Existing wild meadow grasses retained and enhanced 5. Bee hives
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