odile decq's flying horse takes form in sifang art museum
odile decq's flying horse takes form in sifang art museum odile decq's flying horse takes form in sifang art museum
nov 23, 2014

odile decq's flying horse takes form in sifang art museum

odile decq’s flying horse takes form in sifang art museum
image © trevor patt




currently under construction at the sifang art museum park, french architect odile decq‘s flying horse house settles itself into the landscape as 5 individual stones protruding from the ground. each room is contained within its own structure characterized an individual concept. the home as a whole was created as a nomad’s temporary stay- while each structure sits somewhat isolated, the primary volume houses the kitchen and living areas designed to bring the various inhabitants together. as such, the program is laid out around the dining table, elongated to accommodate more people.

exterior walkway connecting the structures
image © trevor patt



the ‘sky tower’ is a solid form only open to the sky through a glass rooftop. along the wall opposite the entry, flush mounted cabinet doors hide all the functions of the room. a remote control is used to manipulate certain cabinets that transform the space and reveal the various uses. the room contains a staircase to reach the glass roof terrace, a bathroom, and a bedroom. the ‘s suite’ is connected to the common areas, containing two rooms facing opposite directions and unified by a shared bathroom. the ‘belvedere’ contains a bathroom located above the bed within its own glass encasement allowing views to the nearby lake. ‘horn’ is more rectangular in footprint, oriented to the lake. the narrowness of the form emphasizes the linear shape which unfolds when the glass walls of the bathroom are opened. ‘sunken’ is, as its name implies, a two-story subterranean structure enjoying a more secluded existence from the other forms. while the others are poised for views and natural light, ‘sunken’ seeks to bring its inhabitants to the ground.

foundation and primary structure at various stages
image © trevor patt



image © odile decq



view from below the site
image © odile decq



image © odile decq



image © odile decq



image courtesy sifang art museum



image courtesy sifang art museum

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