The Maison Le Cap is the newest creation by Pascal Grasso Architectures. This amazing house is tucked away in southern France on the French Riviera and has a stunning view of the Mediterranean. Comprised of 4 exposed concrete cubes, the Masion Le Cap is minimalistic in nature and seamlessly blends into the surrounding landscape.
The inspiration behind the Maison Le Cap can be seen in its very design. Sturdy concrete blocks are akin to the rocky coves of the Riviera while the numerous large glass windows invite in light and allow a feeling of freedom with nature, almost as if there was no barrier between indoors and out. There is some familiarity between the shapes of the cubes on this house as Donald Judd’s Marfa structures in Texas, so it is believed Pascal Grasso may have been inspired by that as well.
The interior of the house reflects this theme just as much as the outside. Inside Maison Le Cap you will find a spacious dwelling with high ceilings and open floor plan. Pascal Grasso contrasted the industrial concrete exterior with warmth in the way of adding walls made of wood and dry stone. Metal and steel accents throughout the home such as in the kitchen and outdoor pool are an excellent contrast to these more natural aspects of the home. Despite the large glass windows, the architects kept the importance of privacy in mind- all the glass windows are highly reflective, preventing others from a clear view of the inside of the home.
As far as interior design, it is kept minimalistic and modern, much like the structure itself. While majority of the inside of the house is light and neutral, the garage is a bold magenta which gives a touch of a Mediterranean vibe without being overpowering. The home is complete with a stone patio for entertaining and a metal raised pool. Keeping with the idea of focusing on nature, the area in which the Maison Le Cap is located is beautifully landscaped with terraces and a garden for vacationers to enjoy.
Pascal Grasso is a well-respected Parisian architect who is known for modern, simple but bold designs. The Maison Le Cap is one structure that many fellow architects believe to be one of his best due to his success with creating a flattering contrast between industry and nature.