25 May '15, 1pm

Does the bare-bones Maison D house take utilitarianism architecture too far?

We love featuring sustainable and affordable architecture on Inhabitat, which is one of the reasons why the Fouquet Architecture Urbanisme’s Maison D caught our eye. Wrapped in a bioclimatic envelope, the no-frills French family home was completed for the relatively affordable price of $114,674 (approximately US$128,000). To balance out the tight budget however, the architects created a bares-bone building that looks curiously unfinished from the outside. This no-frills approach begs the question of whether the design takes utilitarianism architecture too far.

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