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Located in a small village close to Lyon, France, the Biscuit House by architect Pierre Minassia is a surprisingly soft addition to the steep and harsh landscape. All clad in concrete, steel and glass, the two storey building stuns with an exotic external curtain and its “biscuits” made of iroko wood. Although the curtain is inspired by mid-century modern design, it is executed here in a very stylized way– also proving itself functional as a shield from both the sun and pesky neighbors. With large bright rooms and floor to ceiling windows, it is a comfortable, quaint modern retreat where we wouldn’t mind spending our summers… [via Contemporist]