Client: Wallpaper* Magazine
Project Conception: 12/02/11
Project Status: Completed
Project Value: N/A
Physical Model: Pipers
Fourfoursixsix were invited to participate in Wallpaper* Magazines Architects Directory 2011, showcasing their ‘Top 20 World Architects of the Future’. The brief was kept simple; to design their dream holiday home, within the confounds of a 20m x 20m theoretical plot anywhere in the world.
Having found a close affinity between the requirements of the brief and the concept of a Scandinavian summer house, we chose to propose a modern interpretation of this age old concept.
We found the tension between the pure geometric boundary of the site and the schemes rural setting very intriguing, and chose to develop this further. Into this pure form, we integrated a series of spatial, environmental and experiential parameters to influence, modify and develop the form into something completely unique to the brief. We decided to utilise almost the full extents of the site, allowing the scheme to maximise the amount of useable space throughout the scheme whilst minimising its visual footprint.
Ultimately, the proposal suggests that roof is no longer roof, structure is no longer structure. Instead, a series of otherwise disparate building elements are integrated to form one holistic, undulating form; An interactive landscape within a landscape.