Read-Nest / Dorte Mandrup

Read-Nest / Dorte Mandrup

Read-Nest / Dorte Mandrup - Shelving, Table, Bed, BedroomRead-Nest / Dorte Mandrup - ForestRead-Nest / Dorte Mandrup - Wood, Facade, WindowsRead-Nest / Dorte Mandrup - Image 5 of 13Read-Nest / Dorte Mandrup - More Images+ 8

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  9
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Louis Poulsen

Text description provided by the architects. Measuring only 10 m2, Read-Nest is a small pre-manufactured structure that is designed to sit in the landscape like an architectural folly. Being flexible in both situation and use, the owner can place Read-Nest where he or she feels would best suit their needs, whether for study, relaxation or both.

Read-Nest / Dorte Mandrup - Door, Garden, Forest

The exterior is clad in vertically striated natural oiled wood (thuja) slats that are designed to interact well with the immediate environment. Inside, Read- Nest is fitted with a wall of shelves, as well as a bed that can be folded into the wall when more space is needed. Above the bed a skylight for watching the cherry trees and the stars - from the work table a view to the garden through the large window. The window can fold horizontally to create an outdoor cover.

Read-Nest / Dorte Mandrup - Forest

One door, one window, one rooflight, one bed, one shelf, one table - everything you need.

Inside the box everything is clad in waxed birch-plywood, light floods the space creating a bright contemplating oasis.

Read-Nest / Dorte Mandrup - Shelving

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Cite: "Read-Nest / Dorte Mandrup" 28 Sep 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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