Merry go Round / Ira Koers

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  • Architects: Ira Koers: Bureau Ira Koers, Kr8 architecten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  55
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009
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    Photographs:Bureau Ira Koers

Text description provided by the architects. Although ideas about recreation and the design of the landscape have changed over the years, the typology of the holiday cottage has hardly altered at all. Ever since the recreational outing of several days or more came into vogue in the sixties, we have seen the same mini-version of the standard home. Whereas the confined space of a boat or caravan has led to clever design solutions, the country cottage has never developed an identity of its own.

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The design of the Merry-Go-Round gives new meaning to the holiday cottage by taking the traditional floor plan with its rooms opening onto a central hallway and turning it inside out. The rooms are replaced by eight open alcoves in which furniture, colour, light, material, lines of sight and views of the outdoor surroundings are bundled into one compact, fixed interior. The alcoves are connected by a corridor that runs all around the perimeter of the dwelling and opens onto the landscape. By adjusting the façade, which is comprised of shutters, the vacationing residents of the Merry-Go-Round can determine the view and their privacy themselves.

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Cite: "Merry go Round / Ira Koers" 15 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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