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  7. Viking Seaside Summer House / FREAKS Architecture

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Viking Seaside Summer House / FREAKS Architecture

  • 05:00 - 20 June, 2017
Viking Seaside Summer House / FREAKS Architecture
Viking Seaside Summer House / FREAKS Architecture, © Jules Couartou
© Jules Couartou

© Jules Couartou © Jules Couartou © Jules Couartou GIF. Image Courtesy of FREAKS Architecture + 13

      © Jules Couartou
      © Jules Couartou

      Text description provided by the architects. The project is located on the west coast of France, in the Cotentin region, where came waves of vikings from the 9th century.

      © Jules Couartou
      © Jules Couartou

      FREAKS has been commissioned to refurbish a preexisting concrete fishing shack built in the 50's on a rock, on the beach, facing the sea. Its dimensions and ratio are exactly the same as Henry David Thoreau's log cabin in Walden, 3 meters per 4, 12m2.

      Because of the very strict French coastal construction regulations, the project couldn't change either the size nor the shape of the shack, but major works have been done to change the roofing and exterior insulation by using a light champagne-colored galvanized metal cladding and to install two large sliding windows allowing to open the house towards the horizon.

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      The interior architecture is very minimal and simple and consists in a yellow-jointed- white-tilled core in which the toilets and a glazed showerezzanine hosts a double bed. The lounge area hosts a couch and a table for 8 person by using the folding arm chairs "Soley" designed by Icelandic architect Valdimar Hadarson. A very are gathered. The kitchen is open towards the main room while a half m large outdoor terrace expands the living space to the stunning seaside pink granite landscape.

      © Jules Couartou
      © Jules Couartou

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      Cite: "Viking Seaside Summer House / FREAKS Architecture" 20 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/873871/viking-seaside-summer-house-freaks-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
      © Jules Couartou

      12平方米独享法国西海岸 / FREAKS Architecture