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‘Chatou’ by H2O architectes (FR)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 11.01.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Chatou' by H2O architectes

'Chatou' by H2O architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmean

The Paris based H2O architectes created this ‘inhabitable furniture’ for a little backyard building to provide a private space for a teenager looking for his independence.

'Chatou' by H2O architectes

'Chatou' by H2O architectes

“The program includes elements necessary for an autonomous life including sleeping, living, studying and washing. It had been decided between the parents and teenager that meals would still be a shared time in the family home…

Due to the very limited floor space (12m²) we tested different options assembling the programs into a kind of “inhabitable furniture”. Multiple spaces are connected in a unique volume in a series of four split-levels with dedicated areas for each of the programmatic functions.
Silver birch plywood was chosen as the singular material for this living-space-as-furniture, giving a visual coherence and unity to the details and interlocking spaces.”

'Chatou' by H2O architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmean

'Chatou' by H2O architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmean

'Chatou' by H2O architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmean

'Chatou' by H2O architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmean

'Chatou' by H2O architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmean

'Chatou' by H2O architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmean

'Chatou' by H2O architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmean

'Chatou' by H2O architectes, photo by Stéphane Chalmean

Client : private

Programm : Creation of a living space for a teenager in a 12m² building

Location : Chatou, Paris suburb

Project year: 2008

to the H2O architectes website

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