Le Costil Home Renovation / Anatomies d’Structure
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Producers : Couverture Grolleau, Depuis 1920, Eco-Pertica, Scheck & Dco
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Textual content description supplied by the architects. How one can recontextualize the act of constructing our properties? In different phrases, the right way to reconnect our habitat to its territory, taking into consideration its particularities and sources: local weather, geography, historical past, constructed heritage, native supplies, and regional constructing methods? And the right way to make the most of this recontextualization to supply an architectural response to the ecological challenges of the Anthropocene epoch?
With “Le Costil”, in Normandy (France), Anatomies d’Structure proposes to strategy ecological building by means of distinctive experimentation. The renovation of an 83m² conventional brick home (or “longère”) with unprecedented ambitions : 0% concrete, 0% plastic, and 100% pure supplies from inside a radius of lower than 100 km.
Hemp insulation, uncooked earth coatings, timber frames product of native chestnut and oak tree, reuse of conventional bricks, recycled corks, foundations product of locust tree trunks, flooring product of reused wooden home windows… for the previous two years, Anatomies d’Structure carried out the development whereas consistently looking for different and native options to standard buildings.
This venture was solely made doable because of outstanding individuals in Normandy that maintain preventing day by day for the preservation of native and conventional craftsmanship, ancestral observe, regional solidarity, and brief circuits: farmers, lumberjacks, sawmills, quarrymen, masons, historians, researchers, apprentices, volunteers…