This house perched on the heights of Montauban is the union of two founding axes: the search for an opening on the Pyrenean landscape as a backdrop and a reality of specific use. This house is inhabited by two people 355 days a year. Their children are present 10 days a year. The small area, in line with the budget, guides the design towards a multifunctional spatial allocation of certain areas, so as not to nibble on square meters of life with mono-functional spaces. The TV and office spaces can be transformed for a night into extra bedding, in addition to the permanent living spaces. These consist of a living room, dining room and the master bedroom, both focused on the horizon, suitable for the practice of Yoga. A box containing a bathroom in the heart of the house, suggests the transition between reversible spaces in direct contact with everyday spaces.
This plan seeks a fluidity of use without obstacles, with a flow as free as the propagation of water which diffuses slowly over a flat surface. The strong summer heat guided the extrusion of an eaves into this compact volume, to protect itself from the sun's rays and its calories. Two terraces extend the through living space: one facing south and the other more intimate and cool to the north, looking at the carbon reflections of her dress. Burnt wood has the particularity of retaining water, thanks to its "dermo-burning" treatment, allowing a gentle return of this humidity when temperatures rise. This skin, imprinted with the Wabi-Sabi culture, will transform over time, suggesting a proximity of temporal aesthetic evolution between the inhabitant and his roof.