FREAKS Architecture : VIKING

On the Normandy coast, a small white cabin catches the eye of fishermen and other boaters. Renovated by the architects of Freaks, it is home to an ultra-optimized interior perfect for dinner with friends while contemplating the Channel.

It is on this beach that would have accosted the first Viking assailants in the 9th century. Today, no trace of horned helmets - except for photo shoots! -, only a fisherman's cabin, optimized to the smallest corners to accommodate up to eight guests. Because, since the intervention of the architects of the agency Freaks, what was once a tiny concrete house of 12 square meters has become a pleasant refuge, equipped with a bed, a small kitchen, a dining room water and even a living room pierced by two large bays offering a breathtaking view of the sea ... all without extending a single square centimeter!

And for good reason, from the beginning of the study phase, the possibility of an extension is discarded, because of the very strict Littoral Law excluding any modification of the surface of the original volume. So the designers were content to redo the exterior cladding - favoring champagne-colored sandwich panels - and add two new windows. "Sliding that allow to completely open the construction on the horizon". Inside, the functional furniture makes it possible to condense all the technical functions in such a small area, especially thanks to the mezzanine bed beneath which the rooms are installed. On the sea side, the living room can be transformed into a dining room, ideal for enjoying an oyster jam with a glass of wine while contemplating the foam of the waves. Cheers!

Project title : VIKING
City, Country: Fermanville (50)
Owner: private
Mastery of work : FREAKS Architecture
Area : 12 m2
Cost of works: 15 000 € HT
Calendar : 2017 delivery

Photographs: Jules Couartou

The project is selected for thees ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in the category Housing - House

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et de FREAKS Architecture

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