Taking geography and landscape into account promotes harmony between the use of a building and its location on a piece of land.
To conceive living space
We do not live in walls but in the space between and beyond them. It is this sense of infiniteness that we need between our walls.
What communication can we establish with the environment beyond cultural and conventional norms? How can we create quality of life and ambiance? What is our capacity to feel, to be ‘there’? To feel oneself to be ‘on holiday’ in daily life, give taste to foodstuffs, give poetry to a text, return to give pleasure and infiniteness to things. To give space to construction means to value the well-being of comfort. Before forms, space is everywhere, empty…filled by our perception and our emotions, it contains all we have lived, our habits.
To build the environment
Reciprocal integration of living places, their needs and their techniques have given birth to the traditional architecture of the past and will give birth to those of tomorrow. Transitory space values interior/exterior relationships, communication between beings and breathing. What remains is the need to embark on the adventure of a Man/Place dialogue.
Transmit an experience
To acquire knowledge can we make an economy of experience? How can we make sense of the act of building without experiencing the union of material, Man and nature? Each experience a priori changes us and our habits, promoting our understanding in terms of material, time and effort. It awakens a personal sensibility. It is a moment of discovery, opening or confirmation that gives birth to an interest, a motivation stimulating a creative act. The experience contains the force of the lived.
Cantercel offers a conceptual experience and a global act of construction: of nature, architecture and their use : an experiment of materials, techniques and facilities.