fertile house

situated within the loire valley of tours, france, the 'fertile house' by paris-based practice MU architects adds a variety of 
garden spaces within the developing residential town. positioned within a dense city block, the corner lot structure features 
minimal outward openings with an entry recessed from view. turning attention inwards, an extension from the house forms 
a U-shaped footprint around a central open-air courtyard. the south-facing living area opens to the back yard with a wall of glass doors 
which slide back on themselves to link the indoor and outdoor spaces.

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