Gallery: The Plongeoir is a Tiny Timber House That Doubles as a Canvas ...

There's much more to the tiny Plongeoir house than initially meets the eye. Designed by SPRAY Architecture, this 14 sqm dwelling placed in the heart of the French countryside, in Muttersholtz, takes its oblique shape from Claude Parent's theories of meaningful habitats. Like a giant canvas or a country wall, it is structured to reinforce the occupant's relationship to nature and to harness their very best creativity.

Made of little more than timber and polycarbonate, The Plongeoir is designed for the simple, reflective life – like a modern day Walden hut that can be moved as need be. The major difference of course is that SPRAY Architecture encourages people to paint on the outside and inside, to claim this space as their own creative hub.

As such, the wallpaper is always changing. The wooden lattice and transparent polycarbonate facade provide enough privacy without completely shutting off the beautiful outdoors. Called Graffitecture, the art, according to the designers, actually extends the architecture. And we kind of like it.

+ SPRAY Architecture

Via Arch Daily


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