French Riviera, Summer 2014
We designed the architectural concept for this beautiful Riviera property, working in collaboration with a local Architect for the planning application and to realise the project on behalf of the Client.
We wanted the property to retain its mediterranean feel but to push the boundaries of the existing building to create a contemporary property contrasting the perfect blue sky, deep azure ocean and vivid colours of the surrounding landscape.
The dark charcoal frames of the large windows and sliding doors contrast the white rendered exterior yet compliment the cedar coloured cladding.
Due to strict regulations the front boundary wall had to be constructed from the local stone but the standard stone is supplied as large rounded boulders so to achieve a smart, contemporary look we had the stone boulders hand carved into squares which showcased the beauty and character of the local stone and the outstanding workmanship that went into creating each piece.
We designed an bespoke oversized front door with a contemporary linear handle to compliment the linear design of the electric operated garage doors.
The creation of the four-sided mirror infinity pool is one of the many highlights of this property. It provides a relaxing place to swim but to also admire as a large water feature reflecting its surroundings.
Our brief was to provide a practical yet beautiful concept design for the exterior of this property. The client wanted a property which would stand proud in the cliffside and it certainly does. We designed the exterior and garden layouts, glass balustrade system, lift finishes, floor finishes, exterior building finishes, the door, window and garage systems and the infinity pool.