House, French Heritage monument to Labeaume

It is always difficult to stick has to find information concerning of the buildings recent (paradoxically the old buildings are often more document). Without the intervention of Mr. Joel Unal, I could have sought a long time. I thus allow myself to quote a newsletter diffusee by the Ministry for the culture which summarized I rather completely think the spirit of this realization:

The house Unal, situee has Labeaume in Ardeche, which profits from the label of the inheritance of the XX E century since 2003, was registered under the historic buildings on April 22, 2010. It is the second house hull in concrete veil registered in France, after the house of Roureou due has Antti Lovag has Tourrettes-on-Wolf (the Alpes-Maritimes). If the two buildings present obvious formal relationships, the Unal house is made conspicuous by a step of car-construction, movement in the years 1970, or the inhabitants are actors of the design of their housing.

Joel and Claude Unal have meeting an architect who corresponded has their aspirations, Claude Ha?sermann-Costy, who has accompanies a largely personal project. They entirely carried out construction, under difficult conditions: average limits, site insulates, absence of water and electricity. Worked out from 1972, the project was concretizes on the long run, construction continuing until 1990,2000 for external painting, 2008 for the successive extensions. This house enjoys a certain posterity since of the 1981, Joel Unal has division his experiment in a handbook intends to the car-manufacturers wishing to employ a similar technique. In addition, extremely of the experience gained on the building site of its house, it has creates a company of reinforcement of structures has S curve, whose expertise was recognized with the national scales (1982-2002).

The house is made up bubbles agglomerees the ones with the others, which, far from denaturing the wild character of the site, form a unit with the rocks, to which Miss a such cascade the water of the basins of the swimming pool. Spaces are open the ones on the others and part of the pieces of furniture is integree to architecture. The materials use are sober and the neat completions: white coating, mosaics of bright colors, pavement in stone opus incertum of Ruoms, plexiglass diffusing an orange light.


Crédit photo : (House, labeaume)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

House, « House » is a construction of the city of Labeaume (France, Ardeche). House, French Heritage monument to Labeaume labeaume, ardeche

Location and general information

  • identifier : 7377
  • item : maison
  • Location of the building :
    • Rhône-Alpes
    • Ardèche
    • Labeaume
  • Place name : Chapias
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 7115
  • Zip code of the municipality : 07120
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : home
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 3 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 20th century
    • 3rd quarter 20th century
    • 4th quarter 20th century
  • Years :
    • 1973
    • 1978
  • Investigation : 2004
  • Date taken into account : 2004/09/09

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : Edifice labellisé XXe.
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • © Ministry of culture
    • direction of architecture and heritage
  • Mérimée reference : IA00141243

The complete official record is available at service régional de l'inventaire Rhône-AlpesLe Grenier d'Abondance - 6, Quai Saint Vincent - 69001 Lyon -

Men involved in this construction

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Description of this building by Joël Unal :

Architecture en voile de béton.

Technique inventée et mise au point par l'architecte Pascal Häusermann, en 1958.

La maison Unal a été conçue par son épouse, l'architecte Claude Häusermann-Costy, en 1972.

La réalisation a été asurée par Joël Unal et son épouse Claude, de 1973 à 2008.

Joël Unal says of the history of this building :

Maison Unal, réalisée en autoconstruction, de 1973 à 2008.

Labellisée "Patrimoine du XX° siècle" le 10 mars 2003.

Inscrite aux Monuments Historiques le 22 avril 2010.

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House, French Heritage monument to Labeaume. Picture of Joël Unal
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