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Flake House / Olgga Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 April, 2010
Flake House / Olgga Architects
Flake House / Olgga Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Le Carnet, 44320 Frossay, France
  • Architects

    Olgga Architects
  • Consultants

    Home Bois Distribution
  • Client

    Le Lieu Unique
  • Area

    22.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. The flake house, a nomadic, road-gauged dwelling, has been conceived to clad the places wherever it lands, as to transpose theses in an unusual vision. A poetical shelter, a “folie”,that merges low-tech and hi-tech. The interior finish is smooth and stripped down as to contrast with the traditional look of the external log cladding.

Created in 2006 for the competition “Petites machines à habiter” held by the CAUE 72, OLGGA’ proposal for this nomadic wooden shelter is based on the concept of the «folie», where the wooden structure is broken in two halves establishing a radical spatial boundary while materializing an unexpected entry sequence.

An object, recalling a broken branch, whose unconventional scale is the main idea of the project: to be built-up, taken down, moved, put down, left behind or taken along, inhabited or left to it’s surrounding.

First a short-listed entry in the competition that gave birth to the concept, then winner of the “Lauriers de la construction bois” of the Salon du Bois in Grenoble in 2007, the flake house cause curiosity and desire.

Last year, the flake house was set up in Nantes (FRANCE) between the 5 june and 16 august at the Festival Estuaire Nantes/ St Nazaire organized by the Lieu Unique.

The Flake house was located on the site of Frossay (Le Carnet).

I.C.I.! (Instant Carnet Island) is a temporary refuge of micro-architectures and light habitat meeting based on the bank of the Loire and open to anybody.

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Flipflipmeheidi · January 20, 2011

I like the concept, fantastic!

Ralph Kentq · April 24, 2010

think i slightly prefer this take on the log pile building idea:

Nicholas Patten · April 22, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: Flake House. · April 21, 2010

Reading: "Flake House / Olgga Architects | ArchDaily"( )

miles · April 21, 2010

so beautiful in its simplicity
but i can't help but feel the object seems back to both shelter and object, the two halves seem to deny each others existence...very disconcerting...the openings feel like they should be centrally snapping a flake bar in to only to find it hollowed out with little people inside?

rsantosfernandes · April 20, 2010

But I wonder if there is the possibility of someday also place the 2 volumes together and they fit each other.

Jakov · April 20, 2010

robert venturi in timber

voisindeville · April 20, 2010

dommage que les demi-rondins ne soient que décoratifs.

sla · April 20, 2010

very nice indeed!


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