D House by Lode Architects

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Overlooking the natural beauty of Brittany, France, D House is as elusive as the flowing waters by the estuary banks. Designed by Lode Architects, the house appears to float in the sky courtesy of the transparent glazing of the first floor and the overhang of the second. A gray hanging curtain forms a semipermeable shield against outsiders, and hides the modern interior from plain view. Even the spiral staircase within the home is hidden behind decorative slats of wood, which echo a similar motif on the façade of the upper portion of the house. The wood-clad ceiling of the first floor is deceptive too; it creates the illusion of a distinct, but curiously oriented floor plate that separates the two distinct elevations within D House.  Soft and diffuse lights, combined with their placement that washes the walls in a gentle glow, help create the mystic and comforting ambience.

via – Photographs © Daniel Moulinet

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Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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