BUTTERFLY HOUSE

BY ELIZABETH DE PORTZAMPARC

BUTTERFLY HOUSE

BY ELIZABETH DE PORTZAMPARC

BUTTERFLY HOUSE

BY ELIZABETH DE PORTZAMPARC

BUTTERFLY HOUSE

BY ELIZABETH DE PORTZAMPARC

BUTTERFLY HOUSE

BY ELIZABETH DE PORTZAMPARC

DESIGNER

ELIZABETH DE PORTZAMPARC

FUNCTION

Precrafted Home

NO. OF BEDROOMS

2BR

LIMITED EDITION
DIMENSIONS

L23.4m x W12.6m x H5.10m

FLOOR AREA:
2BR:
Interior: 103.50 square meters
Deck: 156.50 square meters
Total: 260.00 square meters

The Butterfly House reflects all the fundamental elements of Elizabeth’s work, such as flexibility, modularity, lightness and movement—all of which are introduced in this project through inclined shapes.

The modular house is composed of elements put together on site, which considerably shortens the time it takes to construct as compared to the traditional method. Various layouts are possible from the base unit, allowing the structure to be adaptable to all topographies. The base model is made out of two 50 sqm blocks that can be assembled in different configurations: side-by-side, intertwined, face-to-face, separated (but linked by a common piece). The platform size can also vary depending on the number of blocks needed. The Butterfly home is designed to be a single-family home, a resort villa, or even an amenity space as this system is extremely flexible and modular.

The façade is covered with sunbreakers that allow the natural light to pass through casting dramatic shadows on the inside and giving rhythm to the façade. A number of materials may be used for the home to suit any taste, lifestyle, and location.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

In her work as architect and urban planner, Elizabeth de Portzamparc designs her buildings as architectural symbols that convey new values; powerful urban landmarks that structure and are well-adapted to the areas in which they are built.