The S House By Nicolas Schuybroek In Cap d'Antibes, Côte d'Azur

published in: Architecture, Interiors By Marcia Argyriades, 02 June 2013

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'Kangourou' lounge chairs by Pierre Jeanneret and 'Standard' dinning chairs by Jean Prouvé.  The rest of the furniture have been designed exclusively for the S House by NS Architects. Photo © Julien Claessens & Thomas Deschamps.

Belgian architect Nicolas Schuybroek of NS Architects has recently completed a remarkable minimalist single storey holiday house in the South of France. Situated in the Mediterranean on the Côte d'Azur, more specifically in Cap d’ Antibes, this is modern architecture at its finest; linear, geometric, elegant and stunningly beautiful, it artfully integrates into and adapts to its surrounding environment.  

The single-family house which is located in a landscape of unique beauty holds prime position where it looks out onto the natural milieu of the Mediterranean Sea and the Lérins IslandsSchuybroek’s accomplishment is in both merging and juxtaposing the strong use of concrete with the surrounding lush environment. The single storey linear S House conceived as a volume positioned in its sea-side setting is indeed a volume which provides a sense of constructive continuity with large openings for enjoying pool and sea-side views.

Nicolas Schuybroek (NS Architects), photo © Julien Claessens & Thomas Deschamps.

photo © Julien Claessens & Thomas Deschamps.

Inside, the same minimal scheme as the exterior architecture, is followed. Screed cement flooring and walls further accentuate simple lines and geometric spaces. Abundant natural light floods inside throughout even through cleverly positioned skylights above the two master bedrooms’ shower stalls and the WC. Furniture in neutral tones and wood-finishes only add to the overall minimalist scheme of the S House.  A unique residence with exterior and interior elements which have been prudently designed in order to preserve a balance and soften the harshness which concrete can sometimes exude to some, this is a house where simple and honest linear architecture is seamlessly incorporated into the equally remarkable landscape of the stunning Mediterranean.  

Having seen Nicolas Schuybroek’s work we now understand why the latest edition of AD France-Collector 2013 has listed his firm NS Architects as one of the 100 best interior design firms.

photo © Julien Claessens & Thomas Deschamps.

photo © Julien Claessens & Thomas Deschamps.

photo © Julien Claessens & Thomas Deschamps.

photo © Julien Claessens & Thomas Deschamps.

photo © Julien Claessens & Thomas Deschamps.

photo © Julien Claessens & Thomas Deschamps.

photo © Julien Claessens & Thomas Deschamps.

photo © Julien Claessens & Thomas Deschamps.

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NS. Nicolas Schuybroek Architects

  • friend
    B Pictet | 2013-06-03 12:18:42

    Understated luxury at its best. Impressive and incredibly beautiful! It's sharp, modern and warm at the same time; this is Architecture with a capital A! Thank you for sharing this beautiful project.

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    Antoine Bogaerts | 2013-06-04 19:56:44

    Pur et aerien, tout simplement sublime. Bravo.

  • friend
    Anthony Mertens | 2013-06-06 20:33:39

    Absolutely stunning. Pure, elegant yet strong and with an identity all its own. Bookmarked!

  • friend
    David ALLAN | 2013-07-04 12:39:53

    Breathtaking. Undeniably successful architecture as sculpture.However the serenity will suffer from the presence of people and their necessary possessions...

  • friend
    Nikita | 2013-10-30 01:17:44

    What is the material of doors and furniture, which looks the same as concrete walls? How its made?

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    Peter >Westford | 2014-10-16 11:09:46

    Hi, My name is Peter Westford and I have just acquired a small flat (60kvm) in Nice that I would like to renovate to the highest standard so that it becomes my hotel suite in Nice. Is this, fairly small, project something that could be of interest for you? If so how do we proceed and if not, could you recommend someone who would be right for the job? Kind regards Peter Westford

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