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+ Pere
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+ Pere

Summer Kitchen / Muru 
+ Pere

  • 01:00 - 9 July, 2009
Summer Kitchen / Muru 
+ Pere
Summer Kitchen / Muru 
+ Pere

Summer Kitchen / Muru 
+ Pere Summer Kitchen / Muru 
+ Pere Summer Kitchen / Muru 
+ Pere Summer Kitchen / Muru 
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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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+ Pere" 09 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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Lake Forest Kitchen Remodeling · November 12, 2011

Wonderful site. Lots of helpful information here. I'm sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And naturally, thanks on your effort!

Lesley · December 20, 2009

Even though this is in Estonia, this would be intriguing for an Australian tropical style. Break the sun, retain the view, keep out the rain, allow the breeze - I love this as an alternative to the Aussie Verandah.

StructureHub Blog · July 11, 2009

Simply awesome.

j · July 10, 2009

to be honest this is kinda silly. they should've in stead showed their other summer kitchen in suurupi, or some private dwellings.

Chris G · July 10, 2009


Simon · July 10, 2009

It looks kind of good as exterior image for a kitchen or a a structure in the middle of the landscape, but what can you show us to see how the interior looks like or how it works or also how the functions take place in the interior space. I wonder if its not a little bit dark for a place to work or cook

Tarek sakkal · July 10, 2009


Jonjon · July 10, 2009

Love it!!

About time someone did someting I might like to go in...

bpv · July 10, 2009

the "framed views" start to lose significance when there's about 100 of them...

varua · July 10, 2009

Doesn't look like there's much to plan or can see most of it from the pictures...

anonymous · July 09, 2009

Please, guys, can you upload any floor plant or a section.

kc · July 09, 2009

if i can hang herbs to dry from the outside then ok

PanamArq · July 09, 2009

plans or interior shots?


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