Saturday, February 24, 2007

24H Architecture: Dragspelhuset

Featured on the January issue of Architectural Record, Dragspelhuset is 24H Architecture's project for a fishing shack extension in Sweden.
Clearly inspired by Wright's FallingWater this marvelous architecture, with its complete control of wood shows a high rate of affection for the organic architecture of Alvar Aalto. And a typical northern attitude towards materials, space and environment.
Technology allows this cabin to amplify itself in a continuous game with the surronding environment: the extending and contracting portion, equipped with wheels rolls along steel rails and is manually operable thanks to a pulley system.

24H Architecture is a Dutch firm based in Rotterdam: their website is pretty interesting!