Summer House Inspiration (Two)

Photo by Jerome Galland, Aleph

We're visiting this time for some more summer house inspiration.

To start with, architects Lecaton Anne and Jean-Philippe Vassal, known for their work using typically industrial elements and inexpensive materials imagined a house in three autonomous parts. Here, the house of feasts (above) is dressed with corrugated panels and when the bay from the kitchen is open (as in this photo), it feels as if lunch is being served outside. Below the living room (salon) house also opens to the outside, filled with a custom-made sofa, African iron wire chair and the lamps "May Fair" by Konstantin Grcic which clamp to the beams. To see more of this vacation home, click here.

Photo by Mai Lin, Box Management

In a different summer home, the child's room above (in the attic), they set up panels horizontally which visually enlarges the room under the roof and painted in pastel tones to make things light and fresh. And a clever storage idea was incorporated by installing a high shelf in the fitting between the parts of the roof. Painted the same color as the walls, it melts into the scene, visibly reducing the acute angle of the roof and optimizing space to store bulky items.

Photo by Vincent Leroux, Temps Machine

An old barn is converted into a living space and on the ground floor lies a cosy nook open to the four winds and decorated with furniture that is unpretentious enough to give style to an old abandoned shack like an old metal bed (dressed in a mattress covered with a blanket and pillow), a gilt frame hanging and the wicker basket turn coffee table.

Photo by Jerome Galland, Aleph

In Normandy, a modern barn was built without concrete and electricity. Raised on stilts and made entirely of wood, the architecture respects the environment and blends into the landscape. One enters the house through a door covered with cedar shingles, the roughness which contrasts with the smooth surface of the pine plywood walls. The floor also in plywood was painted so that all is not too much of a "chalet-effect".

Photo by Vincent Leroux, Temps Machine

In Megève, a four-star spa has taken on the raw elements of nature to create a magical scene where the walls are lined with birch logs giving the impression of being in the woods. The supernatural decor is enhanced by soft subdued lighting hung over mattresses simply laid on tree trunks, and dressed with woolen plaid blankets.

Jan Halvarson

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