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1930s House in France Makes Corrugated Metal Cladding Chic

Lowly corrugated metal, once merely a utilitarian building material, is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. We've seen it applied as cladding at a cabin-like Australian house in the woods outside Perth, and now comes this aluminum-clad extension to a 1930s house in Nantes, France, some 230 miles (~385 kilometers) southwest of Paris.


The cofounders of local architecture firm Mabire-Reich, which frequently works with corrugated metal as cladding, designed this addition to "La Maison Paysage," or the Landscape House, as a home for themselves and their young family.

When Marie-Hélène Reich and Antoine Mabire found that their home had gotten a bit too snug for their growing family, they designed this simple aluminum-clad volume as an annex to make room for a series of entirely door-free rooms, including a living room—with a mezzanine-level reading area—and other open-plan spaces, like a kitchen, game room, office, and more.


Simple, varnished plywood abounds inside (and makes appearances on the facade, too), as do whimsical touches like tumbling block tile on the kitchen floor. A garden in the back and roof deck provide space for taking in fresh air, too.

See more over at Dezeen.


Mabire-Reich's Landscape House features metal walls and a sloping roof terrace [Dezeen]
All Modern Houses posts [Curbed]