This remarkable, minimalist holiday home in the south of France was designed by the renowned Belgian architect Nicolas Schuybroek and his firm of the same name NS Architects. The idyllic Côte d'Azur on the Mediterranean Sea serves as the perfect stage for this architectural game of linear geometry.
The single family house is excellently situated in the Cap d'Antibes and overlooks the beautiful scenery of the Mediterranean Sea and the Lérins islands. Schuybroek was able to integrate the concrete construction perfectly into the surrounding luxuriant surroundings. The ground floor S House gives a sense of constructive continuity with large openings to enjoy the view of the pool and the sea.
"The cement screeds and walls bring the simple lines and geometric shapes even more to the fore."
Inside, the same minimum scheme is followed. The cement screeds and walls bring the simple lines and geometric shapes even more to the fore. Excessive natural light flows in through cleverly placed skylights above the showers of the two large bedrooms and the toilet. Neutral-tone furniture and wood finishes only contribute to the overall minimalist design of the S House.
A unique residence with exterior and interior elements carefully designed to maintain balance and soften the hardness that concrete can sometimes radiate. This is a house where simple and linear architecture blends seamlessly into the equally remarkable landscape of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
All Images Courtesy of Nicolas Schuybroek