Architect creates penthouse in French garden

Wooden House, near Paris, is a three-storey residence

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French architect Noel Dominguez has added a timber-clad building with a penthouse to the garden of a townhouse on the outskirts of Paris.

Named Wooden House, the three-storey residence is clad with timber on its two lower storeys, while its glazed top floor is a wedge-shaped penthouse set back from the parapet.

Dominguez describes the building as "a periscope" mounted on "a wooden cube". Its shape was designed to maintain privacy from surrounding buildings, but also to ensure it doesn't restrict the views from any neighbouring windows.

The two-storey base is a timber construction while the upper section was conceived as "a mass of metal and glass" that "contorts and twists to avoid side views", said the architect.

 

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