Built in the’90s, the GOM House was revamped by French architectural firm, (ma!ca) into a unique villa with bright tropical nuances. Its floor plan presents very specific proportions: a 15 metres long entrance hall which leads inside the house and a linear perspective view opening up to the garden each transports the senses to a different dimension of form and texture.
“The kitchen was initially very dark due to a steel wall which separated the entrance from the garden, shutting out natural light. The bathrooms were not functional and dim too. The project goal was to improve the entering of the daylight by emphasizing the perspective from the entrance hall towards the garden,” remarks the architect.
To resolve these issues, the entire house was redesigned: two bathrooms were created, connected by a translucent window. “The kitchen is now an important part of the house, directly connected to the garden life. It is the link between the indoor and the outdoor space,” the architect explains.
Even for its existing occupants, wandering around the house has become really pleasant: a green wallpaper in the long entrance hall reflects the nature outside on its graphic pattern. Linda, Philippe and their three children can now fully enjoy the garden: which was the main inspiration and the central part of the design.
Image credit: Julien Kerdraon via (ma!ca) architecture