Architecture and holidays: two is better than one

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French architectural practice RAUM comes up with a 2+2 solution: two houses and two studios for summer living on the peninsula of Quiberon in Brittany, a well-known holiday destination.

Architecture and holidays: two is better than one

One holiday becomes four as the result of a project by French architectural practice RAUM which uses simple shapes and lines to create two homes and two studios in the town of Quivering, a popular holiday destination in Brittany.
A lot measuring 16 metres by 16 is the site of four volumes built to contain two full-sized apartments, a parking garage with one of the studios above it and a second mini-loft. The central open space, the shared courtyard, is the heart of the project, carefully designed so as not to compromise the privacy of any of the living units around it. Numerous big openings in the volumes underline the link between interior and exterior through the white walls and wooden floors.

The architects of RAUM demonstrate that making the most of the available space can result in stimulating design solutions combining architecture with vacation time.

(Christiane Burklein)

Design: RAUM, http://www.raum.fr
Location: Quivering, Mohican, Brittany, France
Year: 2013
Photos: © Audrey Cerdan