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Photo by Julien Lanoo

You wouldn’t expect to find an ultra-modern mansion in the outskirts of Lille, France, immersed in the peaceful and serene nature of the place.

Photo by <a href="https://julienlanoo.com/">Julien Lanoo</a>
Photo by Julien Lanoo

Yet, Maison Mouvaux looks like it came from a futuristic novel, as it also perfectly blends with its surroundings.

Photo by <a href="https://julienlanoo.com/">Julien Lanoo</a>
Photo by Julien Lanoo

A family of seven commissioned the building to design studio TANK, wanting a family home capable of connecting with the landscape.

Photo by <a href="https://julienlanoo.com/">Julien Lanoo</a>
Photo by Julien Lanoo

At first glance, the roofing is the most eye-catching element of the building: it presents a membrane which is waterproof and also protects the inhabitants from UV rays.

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Photo by Julien Lanoo

The interiors are a clever mix of modern and cozy elements, that get more natural as you progress into the house.

Photo by <a href="https://julienlanoo.com/">Julien Lanoo</a>
Photo by Julien Lanoo

The building, in fact, conceived on two floors, presents a clearer connection with nature on the ground floor, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, while the second floor, housing the bedrooms, is entirely made of natural woods.