Explanation Bastides

Originality is also present in this context because this construction project is inserted in the botanical garden.

In the XVI century in Italy, especially in the region of Venice, the economy changed and to find solutions to the lowering commercial maritime activities, agriculture developed.
Renaissance architects were inspired by ancient Roman monuments. Their wealthy clients wanted houses to reflect their social status so the architects built houses, including outdoor ornaments in references to the colonnaded Roman remains of antiquity.

This architecture is repeated over the following centuries in southern France. Thanks to the favourable climate of the area, the owners were passionate for exotic gardens. Maritime trade allowed the introduction of a multitude of plants from around the world. Thus we see flourish in our regions, species such as cedars of Lebanon and the Atlas, oranges, ect.

The region of Aix en Provence has magnificent examples of these dwellings. It is in this architectural tradition that Château Pérouse was built in the early 19th century and thus the Country houses will be built accordingly.

They will respect sustainable construction rules and they will be equipped with innovative principles in insulation and most with solar panels.Built on the same plane to create harmony, they will be different in terms of their exterior finishes, in all offering a varied but balanced visual effect.

Tradition dictated that they must be located in the heart of the cultivated land. It is natural in this spirit that the landscape will be enhanced. A private outdoor surrounds the Bastides while the woods and clearings will be shared.