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In one of the dozen villages nestling in the Mont-d’Or mountains, on the northern periphery of the urban area around Lyon, characterised by unspoilt nature areas. Often known as “Lyon’s lung”, the commune is free of pollution. This countrified farming area is ideal for hiking and the joys of nature.
Just a few minutes from a slip road for the A6 motorway, 20 minutes from the town centre of the Gauls’ former capital and the TGV train station, some 30 minutes from the international airport. A bus route connects the communes in the Mont-d’Or mountains to Vaise station, a communication hub in Lyon’s 9th arrondissement, and provides access to secondary schools as well as sixth form colleges. Geneva is less than two hours away by car.
This villa, true to the very definition of natural architecture, links man to the world of nature through the use of light, shade, horizons, trees and flowers. Built over a basement housing workshops, it spans two levels. It blends in with its natural surroundings by following the relief of the parklands and is constructed from Crémieu stone and concrete. Wide openings, such as open walls, let in copious amounts of light and invite vegetation into the building. “Light awakens and reveals architecture and heritage” according to Alain-Guilhot, the light designer who worked on Lyon’s first lighting plan as well as all around the world. He designed the villa’s lighting system which enhances all of Ciesla’s works integrated into the premises.
The parklands and the garages
The parklands were laid out and landscaped in keeping with the same philosophy as the interior by mixing features, nature, wood and stone. Vegetation surrounding the villa, notably tall trees, appears to protect the premises. Rocks, forming large paving slabs, come from the quarries of Mont-Verdun, one of the Mont-d'Or mountains, and sculpt the relief. Flights of steps made of stone or wood create pathways around the villa. Several terraces, exuding different atmospheres, are living areas laid out outside. An amphitheatre has been created in order to house a future swimming pool, the water coming from a functioning well.
A construction combining stone and concrete stands at the entrance to the property. Housing two garages and a workshop, it spans a floor surface area of approx. 33 m². An alleyway covered with old paving stones links these garages to the villa.
The Mont-d'Or mountains, just a few kilometres from the town centre, look down on the urban area around Lyon and face the Saône Valley and the Dauphiné province, with the Alps in the distance on a clear day. Although the authentic countryside has been preserved, wealthy properties have been constructed on these slopes and this house is in the midst of these two realities. It seeks to blend in with the topography and the vegetation and yet reflects daring and decorative architecture. It features an essential quality for the new residents as the contemporary living spaces, in their fluidity between the inside and the outside, are made to be modified and even extended should it prove necessary. “Natural architecture” has found the ideal spot here for implementing its main concepts.
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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.
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