On the roof during the day, and at night on a sheltered terrace below.

On the roof during the day, and at night on a sheltered terrace below.

The annex in the larger landscape.

The doors open depending on the direction of the wind.

Concrete bench connects inside and outside.

Passage to the wet space where the concrete slab meets the rock face.

The carpenter on the rock ledge planning the structure.

Foundations for the structural tripod.

The concrete slab with opening for roof light and hammock.

Sketch of the site.

The site before construction.

The site after construction.

The annex seen from the main house.

The dock connects the island to the mainland.

Site plan.

Section A-A.

Section B-B.

Plan level 1.
1. Living, 2. Bathroom, 3. Terrace.

Plan level 2.
4. Bed.

This 28 sq.m. annex is the latest addition to a woodland summer house property that has been slowly developed since the 1930’s, retaining the natural habitat to a rare degree in an area where most people give priority to sun and views. It replaces an existing annex along a steep rocky outcrop, and contains a suspended bed, bathroom and toilet, and a flexible number of guest bed spaces. The self-supporting tripod concrete structure is anchored to the rock. Inside, the owners wove a ceiling of oak strips. An internal membrane and 25mm of superinsulation ensures thermal comfort throughout the year.

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