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Saint-Genès House


A major restructuring of a single-family home

Project owner
Private Clients
Project manager
Atelier Cambium
Image credits
Agnès Clotis
Bordeaux (33), France
A major restructuring of a single-family home
Surface area
252 m2
Cost of the works
2019 - 2021

Located in the Saint-Genès neighourhood of Bordeaux, this échoppe underwent extensive renovations before welcoming a family of four. 

The wood frame was left exposed to create a warm domestic ambiance in the double-height spaces that were created by removing part of the attic. In the garden, a glass and steel curtain wall rests on the original cut-stone base and stoop to lend a contemporary image to the whole.


Wood proved the most relevant construction solution and the easiest to use, because it could be integrated into the existing wood framework built in the 1950s. Construction time was reduced through prefabrication and the simultaneous sequencing of the works.


We rearranged the living spaces on the ground floor, rendering them more functional and fluid, and we opened them up to the backyard. 

The project uses traditional techniques and materials (wood, zinc, and cut stone) to create a resolutely contemporary ensemble that nevertheless respects an overall sense of harmony. 

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