The 2000m² site is located in St Jean Cap Ferrat, on the French Cote d’Azur.
Facing a small, secluded bay, it is surrounded by many grand summer residences, mostly built in the 19thcentury. The new villa draws from the sober elegance of its neighbors and engages in a gentle dialogue with its natural surroundings.
The main entrance is a large double height loggia, framed by two walls made of concrete and glass hexagonal blocks, which have been designed in collaboration with Sarl Rouviere. Their repeating geometry will animate the internal spaces with an intricate play of light and shadow.
The facades are carefully composed, with smooth white concrete columns framing each opening. On the ground floor the main living spaces open onto the lush garden of scented fruit trees. At first floor level, the bedrooms share a long south-facing terrace, overlooking the garden and the sea beyond. The first floor and ground floor slabs extend into slender canopies, their underside ornamented by glazed terracotta tiles, providing shading to the terraces at both levels, and inviting the domestic activities of daily life to spill out into the garden beyond.