Fisherman Workshop / Ipas Architectes

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Architect: Ipas Architectes
Location: Cortaillod,
Years: 2006-2010
Owner: Olivier Junod
Design Team: Delphine Jeanneret-Gris, Eric Ott
Photographs: Gérald Sciboz, Thomas Jantscher

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This project presents an opportunity to radically question the boundaries, to write a poem adventurous and invigorating on the juxtaposition of unusual situations: a mixture of professional and private lives, a vital and essential complicity between the fisherman and lake, a relationship between the intimate and delicate fish product and the lover of fresh …

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Thrown as a bridge linking the workshop at the horizon of Lake part of Cortaillod near Neuchatel. Inside the object, a production line that leads the fish into the consumer basket: boathouse, workshop fishing and fish processing, retail space. His track divides the board instead favoring a space that whispers, welcomes the nature and intimacy of family life, and the other side of the extravagant disorder related to the plurality of tools required for activity fishing …

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The object takes the form of a net, expanding and compressing according to the logic of the production line, depending on the use of space it houses. The surface of the facade operates the paradox of the visible-invisible light comes through a perforated and corrugated iron where the background color comes in a thick embroidery is bright, just merge with the surrounding nature.

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