Nest, the Ecologic Pavilion In Alsace by Studio 1984

Category: Architecture Published on 14 Nov, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , ,

Young practice Studio 1984 have realized the “Nest”, a small pavillion for the Archi<20 competition, built in a protected natural area in Muttersholtz, in France’s Alsace region. In search of the architecture of the lesser impact, the “nest” is largely inspired by agricultural vernacular constructions. Its familiar shape and texture pay homage to traditional barns and are an attempt at restoring their discreet charm.

This pastoral imagination dictates the choice of local materials widely available such as straw and wood, the environmental impact of which are virtually nil. The reference to rural heritage far from generating an archaic habitat is the support for technical innovations in terms of comfort, ambiance, and energetic efficiency. The landscape integration’s effort logically leads to reinterpret several vernacular proven techniques. The “nest” is also a reflection on the transiency of constructions. Indeed, if the building may seem quite massive, most of its materials are totally renewable.

(Click images for full size photos)

images courtesy of Studio 1984


VV Capelle Soccer Clubhouse by MoederscheimMoonen Architects
Dolomitenblick by Plasma Studio
Edgeland Residence by Bercy Chen Studio
253 Pacific Street building in Brooklyn by James Cleary Architecture
Shift Top House by Meridian 105 Architecture
ICD/ITKE - Robotically Fabricated Carbon and Glass Fibre Pavilion
Market Hall in Ghent by Robbrecht & Daem + Marie-José Van Hee
BT House by Studio Guilherme Torres
MYKITA Shop in New York
Waanders In de Broeren by BK. Architecten
Museum De Fundatie by Bierman Henket architecten
Pâtisserie Antoine in Bordeaux by Bereal + atelie*r
Nikbor Hostel - Student Residence by Normal
Tobaco Hotel in Łódź, Poland by EC-5
Green Edge House by mA-style architects
China Pavilion by Studio Link-Arc + Tsinghua University for Expo Milan 2015
Liverpool's Everyman Theatre rebuilt by Haworth Tompkins
Aesop Bibliotekstan by In Praise of Shadows
Aesop’s store no. 100 by Snøhetta
Garage Loft in Arnhem by Studio OxL



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

8 × six =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


Submit Your Work