The Turin-Italy based architecture firm- Wafai Architecure designed a 'Scandinavian Seashell House’ from timber. Recalling the organic form of a seashell, this small house seeks to promote the environmental and sustainable approach in modern architecture/residential projects alike by incorporating several passive features like passive cooling, natural light as required, and recycled/reused materials. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) takes you on a voyage to the speculative house.
The main structure is made of GluLam timber frames filled in between with natural straw insulation, derives from (timber studwork) approach, and the cladding is made of recycled wood from different resources, and cutted in pieces (thus each piece has its own shade of wood color), each piece is a half-circle fixed and arranged together to form an exciting pattern.
The Scandinavian Sea Shell House has three main sections-
The open living space contains the kitchen, dining section and living room where the sofa is mainly oriented to the big circular glass window for maximum relation with nature no TV or any other distraction element.
There are white dining table and red chairs in the futuristic living space.
The living space and the master bed room both are provided with internal gardens implemented as roofless big glass cylinders and the plants are inside to merge the house more with nature.
The night space contains the master bed room with its sanitary services, another bed room and a bathroom. The interior of the house characterized by simple color scheme that helps the meditation of the habitants.
The outside area space with swimming pool and recreation area. The white curvacious patio has a circular swimming pool as well as an alfresco dining and entertaining area.
Project Name: Scandinavian Seashell House
Architecture Firm: WAFAI Architecture
Text and image Courtesy: Wafai Architecture
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