Sloping House / Atelier 37.2

  • 02 Dec 2012
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Architects: Atelier 37.2
Location: , France
Collaborators: Anna Checchi, Christophe Bernard
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier 37.2

Courtesy of Atelier 37.2

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.

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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.

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Cite: "Sloping House / Atelier 37.2" 02 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>
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    • Pablos

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

      • jan adegeest

        its a slippery slope!!!

  • Yas

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

    • Pablos

      there are more interesting projects than this “thing”

  • wpgmb

    “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.

  • frangisko

    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….

  • John

    So is this providing shelter from the volcano?

  • Ron Davenport

    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!”

  • hoangthao kts

    May be a after storm scene :))

  • Federico

    this is arq? come on!

  • laurent

    what a pile of…

    • frans

      sleeping with gravity

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