Inexperienced tiles line Maison Jericho extension in Marseille

French studio Olivia Fauvelle Structure has used glazed tiles and concrete lintels to rework the outbuilding and courtyard of a home within the south of France.

The outbuilding has been refurbished and prolonged to bodily join it to Maison Jericho, the Twentieth-century stone home to which it belongs in Marseille.

Olivia Fauvelle Structure’s intention was to create a “seamless transition” by way of the backyard of the house and higher join the 2 buildings alongside the lengthy, slender plot.

Olivia Fauvelle Structure has prolonged Maison Jericho in France

The studio’s refurbishment of Maison Jericho’s outhouse concerned the creation of a residing house and bed room. A brand new hyperlink hall joins these rooms to the principle house.

Within the backyard, a tiled terrace and pool act as transitional areas between the buildings.

“The particularity of this mission was to cope with two pre-existing figures, each already carrying an especially sturdy aesthetic and emotional presence,” defined studio director Olivia Fauvelle.

Exterior of tiled extension in France
The studio used glazed tiles throughout the outside

“[First], though deserted: an out of doors house with excessive potential, and [second] a vernacular development,” Fauvelle continued.

New exterior partitions have been clad in deep-green wall tiles to instantly replicate the materiality of the backyard, whereas the present stone partitions and timber trusses of the outhouse have been mixed with new concrete lintels.

“The glazed tiled partitions replicate the altering hues of seasons, sky and water,” mentioned Fauvelle.

Inside Maison Jericho’s outbuilding, whitewashed stone partitions kind a backdrop to new image home windows and a window seat that create a connection to the outside.

Interior photo of outbuilding by Olivia Fauvelle Architecture
White partitions function inside

A curved white curtain is used as a theatrical gadget to shut off views from the openings overlooking the backyard and to offer a muted high quality to the house.

The strategy to Maison Jericho’s backyard and outside areas was, partly, knowledgeable by the Brazilian panorama designs of architect Lina Bo Bardi.

Photo of the interior of Maison Jericho
Giant image home windows body views of the backyard

The panorama design goals to offer significant interplay and trade with the pure qualities of the location, Fauvelle defined.

“The exterior areas are an integral a part of the mission,” mentioned Fauvelle. “[They] reveal the depth of the plot in successive layers.”

Different residential tasks just lately featured on Dezeen the place outside areas play a key function embrace a Victorian maisonette in London overlooking a lush walled backyard by Nimtim Architects and a “tiny palazzo” within the backyard of a Porto house by Fala Atelier.

The images is by Manon Vandenhoeck until said in any other case.