atelier 37.2: sloping house, france
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nov 16, 2012
atelier 37.2: sloping house, france


‘sloping house’ by atelier 37.2, puy de serveix, france
image © atelier 37.2

 

 

sloping house is a makeshift shelter that clings to the side of an extinct volcano in the puy de serveix, in france’s massif central. built from recycled
timber by local practice atelier 37.2, this sculptural one-person refuge seems to erupt from the grassy slope, as if the structure’s wooden planks are
being flung out of the earth only to reform into the neat lines of an archetypal hut. upon entering, you will be forced to crouch, as in a boat
descending a wave. you will have the feeling of literally plunging into a sky-less landscape and it is only when you seat yourself down on the strange,
angular recliner within that the sky will reappear and you will experience the unique sensation of this peculiar vantage point.

 

 


image © atelier 37.2

 

 


sitting subtly on the mountainside
image © atelier 37.2

 

 


recycled wood planks haphazardly reach back as if to grab the landscape
image © atelier 37.2

 

 


view down the slope
image © atelier 37.2

 

 


image © atelier 37.2

 

 


view towards the sky
image © atelier 37.2

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