Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Totally integrated with its surrounding sites, this villa sits at the foot of the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat lighthouse, with which it entertains an open dialogue.

Its cubic shape and yellow stone facades with grey forays, characterize its contemporary architecture, further accentuated by the cantilever terrace that adds modernity of this element and overlooks the cliff. The swimming pool terrace highlights the extension of the interior spaces, offering a breathtaking panoramic view to the villa in an exceptional setting.

The naturally low garden is made of a combination of materials: cut stone and metal, breaking the verticality of the building and highlighting the modern aspect of the project.

Nice

Located on the Basse Corniche in Nice, this plot offers a splendid view of the Mediterranean. With a bay window on the sea side and a blind wall on the rear side, this contemporary villa features a glazed infinity pool, an exceptional architectural element that ornaments the roof like a precious aquamarine gem.

A corten covering allows for a perfect integration into the site, nestled between the proud two hundred-year-old pines. The composition of the facades is further enhanced by the balconies’ self-supporting metal structure.

The villa has a sleek interior characterized by white plaster walls, mirrors and primary color combinations; the interior glass floor maintains that double height impression. The invisible entrance door is indicated by a glazed canopy. The project also involves restoration works of an existing chapel on premises.

Monaco

JA Architects office was assigned the restructuring and rearrangement of the Showroom of the Russian car brand Marussia in Monaco, opened in May 2012.

Located at the ground floor of the Fairmont Hotel, the showroom can be accessed by both the external entrance of the hotel and an interior gallery. The space was conceived in a way to showcase the cars from below and above, as well as from an inclined position, visible if one is standing outside the showroom.

A white dressing, display screens in a mural band, technical artifacts creatively displayed through the space are all elements that further highlight and draw attention to the spectacular cars.

JA Architecture Studio

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

In a residential neighborhood of the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat village, rehabilitation and reconversion of an old storehouse into what is now the showroom of JA Architecture studio.

Preserving the scale and respecting the immediate proximity of habitations, the architectural concept consisted of transforming the exterior walls in red ochre panels to shed light on the grey niches that shelter the bay windows.

The curved shape of the sliding doorway follows the flow of the public road lines.

To welcome passers-buy, the property was designed to be totally transparent, it is utterly vitrified.

Offering continuity to the eye, the welcoming lounge and working area integrate sliding glass doors that structure the space. Functionality was a key consideration when it comes to the choice of the furniture; terraces were transformed into parking spaces for visitors and staff. A backyard garden hosts a Cedar tree, a tribute to Lebanon, homeland of the architect, in addition to a colorful variety of fruit trees.

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

At Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, in a classified site, the restructuring and extension of a villa, with the creation of a swimming pool and the arrangement of a garden.


Meticulous renovation of a building, a type of suspended garden that guarantees a panoramic view.
The extension of the villa was completed with the creation of a guesthouse that reflects a provincial style, and blends well with the Mediterranean garden and is linked through its garden floor to the existing building.


Harmonious integration with two buildings, of the new swimming pool as well as the pool house.