VILLA DALL'AVA, FRANCE, PARIS, 1991
A private residence consisting of two apartments and a pool\r\n
The villa is situated on a hill which slopes steeply toward the Seine, the Bois de Boulogne, and the city of Paris, in the residential area of Saint Cloud - a neighbourhood characterised by 19th century houses in a classical "Monet" landscape.
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The client wanted a glass house with a swimming pool on the roof and two separate "apartments" - one for the parents, the other for the daughter. They also wanted a panoramic view - from their swimming pool - of the surrounding landscape and the city of Paris.

The site is like a big room, with a boundary made of greenery, garden walls and slopes. It is composed of three parts: a sloping garden, the main volume of the villa, the street level garage with access in a cavity.

The house is conceived as a glass pavilion containing living and dining areas, with two hovering, perpendicular apartments shifted in opposite directions to exploit the view. They are joined by the swimming pool which rests on the concrete structure encased by the glass pavilion.
FACT SHEET
Project:
A private residence consisting of two apartments and a pool

Client:
M. et Mme. Boudet

Year:
1991

Status:
Built

Type:
Residence

Location:
Paris, France

Site:
650m2 area in St. Cloud, bounded by greenery and garden walls, sloping steeply toward Paris, in a traditional residential neighbourhood

Program:

A house (1350m2) for a family of 3 with 2 separate `apartments` (one for a couple and one for their daughter) with a swimming pool (30m2) on the roof

Materials:
superstructure: concrete, steel columns under front apartment; cladding: sell pilarguli slate, exposed concrete, corrugated aluminium lacquered with copper and aluminium, polished anodized aluminium mullions; clear, green, and sandblasted glass

Budget:
500,000 euro


COLLABORATORS
Site Supervision:
Loïc Richalet

Garden:
Yves Brunier

Interior Consultant:
Petra Blaisse

Engineer:
Marc Mimram

General Contractor:
Entreprise Mare, Paris


PUBLICATIONS
Architect #3, 1992
Architektur & Wohnen #3, 03/92

Arkitektur DK #7, 1992
Bauwelt #9, 28/02/92
Casa Vogue #226, 2004
Casabella #592, 1992
Detail in Architectuur, 12/03
Domus #736, 03/92
El Croquis: Rem Koolhaas/O.M.A. 1987/1992 #53, 1992
GA Document #23, 1989
House & Garden #3, 1992
L'architecture d'aujourd'hui #280, 04/92
Quintessentially Beautiful #9, Spring 2006
Stilus magazin, 02/04
The Architects' Journal #10, 1992
CREDITS
Team:
Rem Koolhaas, Xaveer de Geyter, Jeroen Thomas

AWARDS
1991 Winner Prix d'architecture du Moniteur, 1991, Paris, France