Villa Solaire
Villa Solaire, completed last year, is the result of the interplay between traditional and contemporary architecture.

Wishing to preserve a traditional farmhouse, built in 1826 and singled out by the French municipality of Monzine as a landmark for traditional architecture, the architects converted the original building into a luxury rental villa.

Preserving the charm and appearance of the farmhouse was one of the main challenges Paris-based architects, JKA and FUGA, faced when creating Villa Solaire. Their project, which followed a rigorous contextualization strategy, successfully balances this preservation with the importance of ‘filtering light into the heart of the building’.

The rental house is exposed on all its fronts to the path of the sun (inspiring the building’s name). Its wood cladding facade, the most striking feature of the Villa, is composed of spruce slats lined in a decorative pattern that allows light into the house, maximising sunshine.

Villa Solaire’s cosy bedrooms contrast with the spacious and open geography of the central meeting place, ideal for cooking and warming up by the fire. With a 16 person capacity, the villa is uniformly punctuated by an attention to detail that shows itself not only in the structure of the spaces, but also in the materials used.

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