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Replacing an Old Shack with a Contemporary Weekend Retreat: Watershack

Watershack 7 Replacing an Old Shack with a Contemporary Weekend Retreat: Watershack Having a small place to go on weekends can be a blessing. In this particular case, the clients had a budget of $160,000 to spruce up their old vacation home, but the architects from Studio Twenty Seven Architecture proposed building a brand new contemporary residence for the same price of improving the old shack. The challenge of creating a gorgeous modern home for the family to retreat to resulted in a dream house constructed with minimal use of materials and maximum architectural creativeness: “a kit-of-parts assemblage was employed to construct a two-story volume of prefabricated structural insulated panels.” The new two-storey weekend getaway takes advantage of beautiful river views in a successful attempt of offering the best place for the family to relax surrounded by nature. Its placement and orientation allows the residence to connect to the landscape: “The house visually bridges the land and river yet is conceptually disconnected from the site, floating several feet above grade on piles, implying notions of mass production and a riverside site“. The last picture will show you how the Watershack looked before the inhabitants decided to modernize it. You will be amazed.

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5 responses to “Replacing an Old Shack with a Contemporary Weekend Retreat: Watershack” - Add yours!

  1. mike said:
    June 6, 2011

    I love this house. Is it for sale?

  2. robyn list said:
    June 6, 2011

    That is an amazing transformation on such a small budget! Would such a construction suit a cool climate though… high ceilings and prefab insulated panels.

  3. Dan Martin said:
    June 7, 2011

    This story proves that retreats in the country do not have to be ‘rustic’ or Western. Instead urban, modern designs can be implemented and integrated beautifully.

  4. June 7, 2011

    simple and minimalist house….yeah……

  5. homeindo said:
    June 7, 2011

    the way it is built it seems like that the architect know everything how to make such concrete and modular house design..what a really cool house design it is!

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