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.
“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.”
Client : private
Programm : Creation of a living space for a teenager in a 12m² building
Location : Chatou, Paris suburb
Project year: 2008