This asymmetrical, monolithic home makes a grand statement on the exterior, but on the inside, the loft-like spaces focus on privacy and the daily activities of the family.
Designed by French firm Karawitz Architects, the “Marly House“ is located in a quiet suburb right outside of Paris. A driveway that goes underground and beneath the elevated structure creates an entrance for the home, which is positioned right next to the street.
The exterior is all monotone: The house is clad in grey larch wood and raw materials such as steel and concrete. Windows of varying shapes and sizes puncture the facade throughout. There is also a private garden enclosed by a perforated galvanized-steel fence.
Inside, the expansive house is arranged around a central fireplace, which can heat the whole passive house during the winter. A single, sculptural staircase made from prefabricated steel separates the kitchen and living room. Another living room on a higher level opens up to a terrace that cantilevers over the street.