Chai de la Borderie House is the result of an old basement restoration project into two areas, the living area, and the workshop. In this project it is proposed to articulate two parts of the building, one being an inhabited area and the other in the making via an extension slipped between the rubble walls and invisible since the street. This area is inserted in between the existing house and the rehabilitated outbuilding. The area opens a living space to the garden and produces a terrace as well as connecting the buildings to become one unit.
The workshop area is located in the basement twice as high and facing north. It aims to utilize the appropriate light in the workshop room. In addressing the difference in height between the buildings so that they can look more balanced, the ground is lowered to provide a large one-story space. Thus, this area can be fully accessed by people who use wheelchairs through an exterior ramp providing access to the garden and then to the street.
The disbursement carried out for the entire project required a rearrangement of the existing structure. In this project, two concrete slabs form a link between the buildings. This post-free space liberates a facade that is completely open to the outside. The expansion of the building was deliberately done with care and serenity, revealing the quality of the existing building and strengthening the relationship with the outside. This results in a contrast with the preserved and rehabilitated buildings being more massive and opaque.
The building materials are expressed in a fairly simple and clear palette. With the existing and old materials bringing a specific atmosphere to the place, the added parts bring differentiated and assumed vibes. Dalam desain ini, pendekatan yang dilakukan juga cenderung menghapus disabilitas melalui arsitektur, menggemakan inklusi dan kemandirian. The first idea is not to limit a person to certain living spaces because of their disability but on the contrary to push their physical limits as much as possible.