St Tropez Houses
Les Parcs de St Tropez lies east of the famous port town. The peninsula contains a quiet enclave of around 200 houses, set in a landscape of parasol pines, vineyards and cork oak trees, one large specimen of which proved pivotal in the evolution of the design of this 1.7-hectare site. The main house is axially aligned to the westerly views of the ancient citadel across the bay. Also orientated seaward, the guesthouse is positioned to one side, below an escarpment. The project’s language of simple cubic geometries and shallow tilted roof planes draws on the precedents of traditional vernacular forms.
Douglas Tuck, Fabien Pinault