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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Sloping House in Paris, France by Atelier 37.2

December 17th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Atelier 37.2

Sloping House is a makeshift shelter that clings to the side of an extinct volcano in the Puy de Serveix, in France’s Massif Central. Built from recycled timber by the artists themselves, this sculptural one-person refuge, seems to erupt from the grassy slope, as if the structure’s wooden planks are being flung out of the earth only to reform into the neat lines of an archetypal hut.

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  • Architects: Atelier 37.2
  • Project: Sloping House
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Software used: The only software program the architects (barely) used to design Sloping house is sketch up.It was hand-built by 4 people in 48 hours, with no other equipment than 2 skewers and a circular saw. The material, rough wood, was entirely recycled from another installation.

Image Courtesy Atelier 37.2

On entering, you will be forced to crouch, as in a boat descending a wave. You will have the feeling of literally plunging into a skyless landscape and it is only when you seat yourself down on the strange, angular recliner within that the sky will reappear and you will experience the unique sensation of this peculiar vantage point.

Image Courtesy Atelier 37.2

Image Courtesy Atelier 37.2

Image Courtesy Atelier 37.2

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