Explore the Striking Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes of Djuric Tardio Architectes
Known for getting modern homes past Paris' restrictive zoning laws, French architecture firm Djuric Tardio Architectes' prefab designs are efficiently and expediently assembled on site—in one case, in as little as two weeks. While Dwell's December/January 2016 issue explores one of their most recent projects, we've gathered a selection of their designs here.
Much of the home's energy-efficient construction is hidden from view: Djuric Tardio Architectes used prefabricated structural panels—filled with almost 4 inches of wood fiber insulation—that offer almost zero thermal bridges to the outside (in other words, there are barely any places where heat can seep from the interior to the exterior). While the home is equipped with underfloor gas heating, even in cold weather the system is "almost superfluous," says Caroline Djuric, thanks to the excellent insulation. The stool is from atelier [jes], the coffee table is the PK 61A Granit by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen, and the chairs are by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen.
For this next home renovation and expansion, also in a suburb of Paris, the client was a family of five seeking something "simple, brigt and spacious," says Djuric. While the house sports this sleek new exterior, and larger windows to admit more sunlight, it's the interior where the transformation is most evident.