The Veterinarian’s House

In a suburban narrow plot, an intimate and continuous garden surrounds a brick house. A veterinarian and her family calmly contemplate fruiting trees from a transparent living space.

The building consists of a longitudinal wing for bedrooms and serving spaces, with a living area placed crosswise to the  narrow plot. Car parkings and the entrance gate are visually hidden from the house to avoid any interruption to the continuity of the green spaces surrounding the building.

The main project theme was the development of a simple and consistent tectonics within a compact composition. A harsh materiality is used to identify the structural elements of this one storey family house: the perimeter wall is a load-bearing reiforced brickwork, the roof and the plateau where the building lies are in concrete. Inside, the walls hide the neighboring buildings and frame deep perspectives on the garden, creating continuity between interiors and exteriors. Along the northern and southern elevation of the living area, a concrete slabs shields the sunlight creating a space with a strong tectonic connotation through the facade depth.

private commission
280 m2

view from the entrance garden

ground floor plan

the northern garden

brickwork diagram

technological section

the living space

the southern porch

urban sprawl and fruit garden