Designed by Bona-Lemercier and built in 2008 in Monticello, France, these stunning holiday villas offer a perfect mix of privacy, comfort and convenience. They were constructed following the natural lines of the site and provide fabulous views of the mountains and of the seaside due to their transparency. Based on the “less is more” principle, the architects used simple poured concrete as the main building material, and they also implemented filmed wood interior wall linings in order to strengthen the connection to the natural environment.
The villas flaunt 1,506 square feet of living space and feature outdoor swimming pools as well as lounging areas. They impress with minimalism, elegance and utmost comfort achieved with the help of high-end appliances and modern facilities.
From the architect:
On a plot situated between a little port and a mountain village, these holiday villas provide a response to the following objectives:
– maximum interface of building and landscape
– complete respect for the original state of the site environment (the only private external spaces will be built ones)
– optimised organisation of internal spaces.
Interior and exterior living spaces gently follow the natural hillside contours, creating continuity and transparency between sea and mountainside. The bedrooms continue this theme, their privacy heightened by the partition walls and the distance between them.
The choice of materials, poured concrete and interior wall linings of filmed wood, is in tune with the simplicity of the site.
- Location: Monticello, France
- Area: 140.0 sqm
- Project Year: 2008
- Photographs: Florian Kleinefenn, François Bergeret