Architecte Sud has undertaken a wide range of renovation projects in South West France over the years (Tarn, Aveyron, Tarn & Garonne, Pyrénées Orientales). In some cases, the house was already habitable and requires alterations or extensions. In others, we have started with a derelict ruin. We show you just a few of them here.
One of our most exciting projects is a long-running restoration of a 13th-century chapel & 16th-century monastery in the Pyrénées Orientales. This has involved organising an archaeological study and presenting a detailed dossier to the Architectes des Bâtiments de France, justifying our design decisions and choice of materials (see ‘Medieval Monastery’).
In all our projects, the personal wishes of the client are paramount. By discussing with them how they envisage using the house, we can design a sustainable environment which will minimise energy costs, while incorporating the existing natural materials into the new design.
When you become our client, we give you a copy of our detailed ‘Project Guide for Clients’, which sets out how the whole planning and building process works in France, and how we can best work together to minimise delays to achieve the house you are looking for. Throughout the project, we send you regular “minutes” of site meetings as well as photos of progress. In this way, clients who live outside France, (and some are as far away as the Middle East and Australia), can keep in close touch with developments and be fully involved in the decision-making.