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OLGGA’s Portable Log Cabin Conceals a Sleek Modern Interior

Posted By Diane Pham On June 3, 2009 @ 1:45 pm In Architecture | 4 Comments

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The mention of log cabins usually brings to mind thoughts of Abraham Lincoln chopping wood in a flannel shirt – hardly the image of sleek modern design. So, when we heard about OLGGA Architect’s [2] two-piece transportable log cabin – the Flake House [2], we knew we had to check out this eye-catching, curiosity piquing design. The exterior of the nomadic, road-ready dwelling appears for all the world like a stack of lumber that has been broken into two halves, while the interior strikes a complete contrast with smooth, sleek modern lines.

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Lacking traditional accommodations such as a kitchen and a bathroom, the Flake House [2] is in fact based on the concept of a “folie” and makes reference to a broken branch, whose unconventional scale is the main idea of this project. It is designed to be built-up, taken down, left behind or taken along, inhabited or left to its surroundings.

The initial design for the structure was conceived in 2006 for the CAUE 72 competition Petites Machines à Habiter, and will be exhibited this month at the Festival Estuaire [3] in Nantes, France. For those of you interested in getting your hands on one, the Flake House [2] will be up for auction via the Internet at the end of the festival, which runs June 5th-August 16th.

+ Olgga Architects [2]

Via Dezeen [4]

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[2] OLGGA Architect’s: http://olgga.fr/

[3] Festival Estuaire: http://www.estuaire.info/

[4] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2009/05/22/flake-house-by-olgga-architects/

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