Chatou by h2o

Chatou by Paris-based h20 architectes is a garden pavilion where the furniture forms the entire interior. Made from silver birch plywood, the furniture allows for sleeping, living, studying and washing. Arranged on four split levels, the 12m² building is intended for a teenager to live within the garden of the family home. Now no comments on THAT one

I love how the post included the evolution of the design. h2o looks like this modern tree house with its comfortable amenities implanted in a small shack and somehow, the rendition of it being cool, cooler than most urban studios in Paris.

(Photographs by Stephane Chalmeau)

A word on Chatou from the designer team

"This little building, located in the owner’s backyard, was neglected for years. The aim of the project was to provide a private space for a teenager looking for his independence. Therefore, the program includes elements necessary for an autonomous life including sleeping, living, studying and washing. It had been decided between the parents and teenager that meals would still be a shared time in the family home. Due to the very limited floor space (12m²) we tested different options assembling the programs into a kind of “inhabitable furniture”. Multiple spaces are connected in a unique volume in a series of four split-levels with dedicated areas for each of the programmatic functions."
posted on Dezeen by Rose Etherington

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