It is a house where the technology meets the architecture to create a universe at the same time simple and complex. The house in Bordeaux has been designed for a family of parents and three children, but with a purpose.
The client, Jean Francois Lemoine, was paralyzed as a result of an automobile accident and wanted a home that could meet their own needs and at the same time it was a home for the whole family: a solution that combines two parallel lives. The building should not be a house for a disabled person, quite a diverse and amazing universe, a creative scenario in which developed most of his days.
This is a practical project, designed to solve more than adequately functional, physical and psychological requirements of the owner that travels in a wheelchair and his family , creating three different worlds, one on each floor , connected by a common shaft, a lift.
The architect proposed a house, or actually three houses, one over the other. In it the owner would have their own “space” , or rather “station”: the lifting platform. The motion of the elevator continuously changes the architecture of the house. A machine is its heart.
(Excerpt from Wiki Arquitectura)