During the days of the contemporary House which will be held on 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 June, more than 350 houses, built or rehabilitated by architects and located at the four corners of France, will be open to the public with guide, human art, although often accompanied by the happy owners. For small groups of curious who will have to first register for the visit, dream an hour in places, understand volumes and forms, the choice of materials, identify also the work of the architect and the dialogue that he could have with his owner to collect desires. In a short time, to tame a Habitat, even him steal some ideas; allow themselves to be lulled by the words of the architect explains with verve construction or work flow. A pure moment of happiness to enjoy without moderation, stronger that the felt on the face of the magazines even though some such as "Architecture to live", partner of the event, are dreaming with sometimes simple, sometimes more disparate photos. A true and shared time, "in vivo", with two masters, of the work and the work.
It is this feeling that can be proven by for example visiting this year, new homes, and among others, the Levallois-Perret, with its 220 square metres on three levels, by Eric Puiseux, between two buildings from different periods and heights. A large canopy on street to bring light despite a towards high enough. At Montreuil, Jacques Moussafir signs 170 square meters level planted in a former orchard, with sliding or folding glass walls finessed by sweeping it rug patios and terraces to enjoy the garden. Strange, this House metal to the Hay-les-Roses François Napoly made any slight on sloping ground.
In the province, small jewelry are equally worth the detour. At Pessac, Gironde, Lapeyre agency Combeau has designed a House of two parallelepiped volumes, connected by the volume of entrance and stairway, coated wood siding. A La Grande-Motte, Didier Lallement drew a villa of 236 habitable sqm on a plot of 911 square metres to very contemporary architecture, with direct Golf views, and a building including the present volumetry of the facades shifted creating shadows in permanent movement games. Marseilles, a small field of 497 metres square in the 12th arrondissement, Xavier Luvison and Jean-Christrophe Sabarthes architects took the objective of creating spaces protected, at the closer to the party funds, for bias, a volume of whole stating the nesting of a volume high roofed in tile with volume lowest topped with a toiture-terrasse.
In Burgundy, Savigny-lès-Beaune, it is a House of Jean-Yves Guillemin, composed of three fragmented volumes that stick to the ground with, for each volume a function dedicated to the day, night and the services. In Brittany, in the coast-, Lannion, architecture workshop Bourget-Yankowski made implantation in L in the slope of the land, including to create a sheltered and sunny Southwest terrace. Through this ride even within limited, the stroller meets all of the external and domestic, of the most modern and daring styles to the more conventional. And it is with the firm conviction that during an upcoming real estate project, consult an architect is needed as evidence. But from there to take the step, nothing less safe, architect remaining too often perceived as a hurluberlu whimsical and uncontrolled ideas and exorbitant fees...
On nearly 200,000 houses built year last in France, 5 only have been with the assistance of an architect. There, the days of the contemporary House have also aimed to "demystify" the architect. Latter has often been featured in pharaonic collective of avant-garde, in the 1970s and 1980s housing operations, often misunderstood by individuals. And, as explained by Jacques Pichon, architect to Dinan, "at this time, the client private has been abandoned and at the same time, sellers of houses with catalogue and price defined racing in a sector that architects mastered more". In short, architects must win back the heart of individuals.
Already for some time, builders proponents of village houses are a point of honour to quite a few big names. Thus, the Promogim group has launched a "new village" in Chessy, in the new town of marne-la - Vallée, where the houses were designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Rémi Pellet. This same promoter recidivism to wood-, in the Yvelines with Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Even individual builders continental architects. House Phoenix, for example, has asked Jacques Ferrier think a house architect produced to capture a higher clientele range. This House Phoenix Concept House should "give a blow to young on the facades and the materials and provide large rooms in a loft style". Leaves for architects to reconnect with individual clients and to convince them of the value added to a project, the use of the architect is compulsory for an area more than 170 square metres.
A close dialogue
"He must tame the contracting authority, to open the eyes, the awareness of the harmonies of the proportions, volumes, styles, materials, traffic in space," says Jacques Huchon. But it must also be as babbling Rémi Pellet, "decrypt client, dive into his intimacy to understand and help him to express himself because it is not always clear what he wants or does not want more still confess, raise questions. The success of the project therefore goes through a dialogue between the two parties and some architects do not hesitate to speak of osmosis. But it must be also take into account the "right of soil" (way, nature of the terrain, factor...), and regulatory and environmental constraints limiting sometimes the extent or form of the project. Not to mention the budgetary envelope of the client that can curb some desires.
Thus, wooden, very in vogue currently houses cost about 10 more expensive than a masonry construction. In addition, some ecological insulation such as hemp, flax or wool from duck pen worth five to six times more than conventional insulation. All these parameters, the architect will integrate them into the project he discussed with the client, and will lead to a tailor-made habitat.
A professionalism course has a cost. The fees are free and can be calculated in different ways the package, either the percentage. They are obviously negotiable but architects are finding that their customers discuss less fees than before and that the cheapest quotes do not necessarily prevail.