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  5. Atelier 37.2
  6. 2012
  7. Sloping House / Atelier 37.2

Sloping House / Atelier 37.2

  • 01:00 - 2 December, 2012
Sloping House / Atelier 37.2
Sloping House / Atelier 37.2, Courtesy of Atelier 37.2
Courtesy of Atelier 37.2

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  • Architects

  • Location

    18 rue rampal, Paris, France
  • Collaborators

    Anna Checchi, Christophe Bernard
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Atelier 37.2
Courtesy of Atelier 37.2
Courtesy of Atelier 37.2

From the architect. Sloping House is a makeshift shelter that clings to the side of an extinct volcano in the Puy de Serveix, in France’s Massif Central. Built from recycled timber by the artists themselves, this sculptural one-person refuge, seems to erupt from the grassy slope, as if the structure’s wooden planks are being flung out of the earth only to reform into the neat lines of an archetypal hut.

Courtesy of Atelier 37.2
Courtesy of Atelier 37.2

On entering, you will be forced to crouch, as in a boat descending a wave. You will have the feeling of literally plunging into a skyless landscape and it is only when you seat yourself down on the strange, angular recliner within that the sky will reappear and you will experience the unique sensation of this peculiar vantage point.

Courtesy of Atelier 37.2
Courtesy of Atelier 37.2
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laurent · December 11, 2012

what a pile of...

frans · December 13, 2012 08:28 PM

sleeping with gravity

Federico · December 10, 2012

this is arq? come on!

hoangthao kts · December 04, 2012

May be a after storm scene :))

Ron Davenport · December 04, 2012

look, this is purely an academic exercise- and one that shouldn't take itself too seriously. calling is anything other than that warrants all of us yelling "the king has no clothes!"

John · December 04, 2012

So is this providing shelter from the volcano?

frangisko · December 03, 2012

37.2 is the temerature when you start to catch a solid cold.In this particular case the illnes has already installed.Main symptoms: hard headeaches....

wpgmb · December 03, 2012

"archetypal hut": why even bother justifying the form when it is a sculptural piece? The fact that it has a pitched roof is meaningless if it was not designed to be a functional shelter. Simply put: the designers wanted it to look like that (and that's perfectly legit). My issue is that there's no need to justify it's form with some inane narrative.

Yas · December 03, 2012

I see "Sloping ", but I do not see "House "

Pablos · December 03, 2012 07:40 AM

there are more interesting projects than this "thing"

LZ · December 03, 2012


Pablos · December 03, 2012 04:23 AM

esta publicación es peligrosa, puede anunciar el comienzo de la decadencia de Archdaily…


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