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Eco-Friendly A-Frame in the French Countryside

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A serene French country house expresses a reverence for wood.
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  Arba, the architecture firm founded by Jean-Baptiste Barache and Sihem Lamine, designed a 1,786-square-foot residence for Dominique Jacquot 45 minutes outside Paris. The house is her sanctuary from city life.  Photo by: Hervé Abbadie
    Arba, the architecture firm founded by Jean-Baptiste Barache and Sihem Lamine, designed a 1,786-square-foot residence for Dominique Jacquot 45 minutes outside Paris. The house is her sanctuary from city life.

    Photo by: Hervé Abbadie

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  The house has four varieties of wood that relate to one another with a similar material vocabulary. “It is all about finding ways to assemble pieces of the same nature,” says Lamine.  Photo by: Hervé Abbadie
    The house has four varieties of wood that relate to one another with a similar material vocabulary. “It is all about finding ways to assemble pieces of the same nature,” says Lamine.

    Photo by: Hervé Abbadie

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  Though it’s built with sturdy framing, Arba’s House in the Grove doesn’t skimp on transparency. At the top of the gabled volume, battens form a double layer with louvers that allow daylight into the two bedrooms.  Photo by: Hervé Abbadie
    Though it’s built with sturdy framing, Arba’s House in the Grove doesn’t skimp on transparency. At the top of the gabled volume, battens form a double layer with louvers that allow daylight into the two bedrooms.

    Photo by: Hervé Abbadie

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  Glass doors printed with a serigraphy technique (above) are on two sides of the house. Jacquot sits at a dining table and benches designed by Arba and built by Menuiserie Ressy.  Photo by: Hervé Abbadie
    Glass doors printed with a serigraphy technique (above) are on two sides of the house. Jacquot sits at a dining table and benches designed by Arba and built by Menuiserie Ressy.

    Photo by: Hervé Abbadie

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