The approximately 750 m², two-storey single-family house Y1 is located in the French Massif Central, not far from the town of Yssingeaux. The ground floor nestles against the landscaped terrain slope. This complex has few openings to the outside. Therefore, the rooms located here are naturally lit by the patio (a generously glazed inner courtyard).

Successful Combination of Architecture and Landscape

The ground floor houses a pool, various guest rooms and the master’s study and archive. The transparent upper floor houses the living and dining area as well as the bedroom. Through the design of the patio and the various views and access points, Y1 is linked in many ways to the spectacular landscape surroundings.


Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany

Planning time
2010 − 2011

Construction time
2011 − 2013

Services by Werner Sobek

  • Object planning (WP 1 − 5)
  • Support for the French contact architect
  • Structural design
  • Sustainability consultancy/energy concept

750 m²


Zooey Braun, Stuttgart/Germany

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