A square-shaped prefab modular house in Lyon, France was completed last year by Tectoniques Architects. Villa B, an impressive timber-on-concrete structure, covers an area of 2,195 square feet.

A perforated larch cladding exterior stuns viewers with its simplicity. The home is strongly connected with the outdoors through sliding glass panels and the interior is open and roomy. The central core of the house contains a kitchen, cellar, networks and shower/bathroom.

“All the rooms form a ring around this hub. Uninterrupted through views and continual contact with nature are maintained by using sliding partitions and large glazed areas facing each other. A strip of ancillary and storage areas runs along the full height of the west wall. The overall scheme creates a multipurpose space, open onto the south and north gardens and the patios.”