From the architect. Estonian architects Urmas Muru and Peeter Pere designed a shelter for a summer kitchen in Estonia. The outdoor shelter on the traditional Korvamäe farm is covered in punctured sheet metal that provides framed views of the surroundings. "As Estonian weather is not famous for its warmth and sunshine it has become popular to have summer parties at so-called summer kitchens and shelters," explained Pere.
"It is actually a contemporary version of the old farmhouse tradition to cook outdoors in summer," Pere continued. A sauna and pond, which developed ten years earlier, lay on the outskirts of the property. Since the center of the "social life on the farm had gravitated from the hearth to the more recently built sauna and pond...the new outdoor hearth was established there," explained the architects. The new kitchen aims to be as different as possible from the sauna and preserve "the dynamics and homogeneity of the earth surface by... presenting it as a geometric object."
The structure is a timber frame construction and fits the client's requests of short construction time and lightweight material usage. The waterproof plywood finishing helps make the frame rigid. "The summer kitchen is a simple yet evocative structure, and puts people in a cheerful disposition," stated the architects.
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