Sitting quietly on the fringe of Tour Saint-Ange’s park is a ‘silent piece of art’ and unique belvedere by Studio Odile Decq. Black asphalt in colour, its tower creeps up from the treetops, standing out amongst its neighbours.
Made entirely out of wood and built on sloping topography, this gallery-style dwelling has an unobstructed view of the entire Grenoble’s valley. Contrasting the exterior is a natural, homey interior wood finish. During the day, light pours into the multiple openings on the façade, illuminating the living space. Once the sun sets, black asphalt blinds disguise the windows, letting a mysteriously somber form transpire.
Photography: Roland Halbe