Tower St. Malon
A new tower is envisioned for a Breton manor house dating from 1450. The previous tower collapsed 150 years ago, making access to several rooms of the house impossible. In order to preserve the sober style of the manor house, wooden panelling was used throughout, in the traditional style commonly used in Breton barns. This was done partly because it was thought that the old foundation would more easily bear the lighter burden of wood construction, as well to soften the heavy atmosphere of the old stone courtyard.
Chestnut is a sort of wood that is often utilised in Bretagne since it scarcely ever succumbs to rot.
client: private owner