Villa Tempérée, Montpellier/France

Artelabo connects French villa with an intricate pergola of flowers + birds

Artelabo Architecture has completed its construction of ‘Villa Tempérée’, a brilliant white home in a small village near Lodève, north of Montpellier, France. The site of the house is located on a sloping topography, a series of stepped platforms supported by stone walls provides the build with generous views of the expansive wooded landscape. Flat roofed and elongated, the horizontal silhouette of the house highlights the shape of the surrounding hills and achieves a balance both within its own program and in relation to its sloped environment. To integrate the house into the existing geography, Artelabo simply rebuilt and extended the dry stone wall below to meet the site material.

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