Credit: Patrice Besse
Credit: Patrice Besse

A prototype property from a 1970s French housing experiment is up for sale.

Architect Jean Daladier created ‘La Géode’, a dome-shaped home in Yonne, Burgundy, with the support of the French Ministry of Construction. It was the last of three architectural experiments to be realised, the first of which went on sale a few months ago.

‘These houses were constructed for very affordable housing, adaptable to change and easy to put in place,’ Anne Daladier, the architect’s daughter, told local paper l’Yonne last year.

Jean Daladier la Géode Patrice Besse
Credit: Patrice Besse

The three-level, concrete structure comprises 20 triangular and 12 pentagonal parts. It was conceived to be cheap and practical, and according to Anne Daladier, the bones of ‘La Géode’ were put up in two days.

Flexibility is also at the crux of the design, and residents can increase the living space by 450 sq m. Inside, the owners are able to decide where to place doors and partitions.

Five hectares of land come attached to the property, and Daladier himself landscaped the immediate clearing in front of the house.

Jean Daladier la Géode Patrice Besse
Credit: Patrice Besse

Listed as a historic monument, the property is on sale for €390,000 via Patrice Besse.

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