The architecture of Maison Air et Lumière is adapted harmoniously to its site - revolves around natural light and ventilation. Carefully-positioned façade and roof windows bring in sunlight from all directions to bathe the interior with a balanced, natural glow. The windows also fill the space with fresh air to ensure a comfortable living environment all year long. The slope of the site is used to organise the floor levels, creating an intermediate level between the garden level and the upper floor. In addition to this integration to the site, the modular concept of the house allows adaptation to create variants to suit other contexts, such as terraced or urban houses.
Whether the house is small or large, in town or in the country, the flexibility of the concept enables the type and number of modules to be varied, making it possible to transpose the principles of comfortable living, energy efficiency and environmental quality of Maison Air et Lumière to a wide range of contexts.
The 130 m² floor area extends over one and a half storeys, with the spaces under the roof put to full use. Maison Air et Lumière, using a design principle that integrates architectural quality and energy efficiency, manages to place the emphasis on interior comfort whilst respecting the energy and environmental objectives for new detached houses for 2020.