ROLY by Bruno Erpicum

ROLY by Bruno Erpicum

This is a small outbuilding which has been extended and transformed into a house – now a bed and breakfast. The aim was to introduce steel sheets into the existing structure to create a mezzanine floor; the aim then was to extend these sheets outdoors in order to create a living room enclosed solely in glass which opens out generously into the natural surrounding environment. The architect has taken care to blend the new elements into the existing building. The work carried out has not been to the detriment of the old building. The original heavy and solid features of the old building are still clear for all to see, and these features contrast with the extremely soft touch of the more recent work which has been carried out, the intention of which is obvious: the inclusion of features which create a contrast and which are not a close replication of the existing features. (Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners) — via WHAT WE DO IS SECRET

Share this Story
  • Design

    Frank House / Andrew Geller

    This Andrew Geller-designed, ziggurat-shaped pad in New York’s Fire Island Pines, the 1961 Frank House, is on the market for just shy ...
  • Wildlife

    Andean bear cub / Chester Zoo

    The first Andean bear to be born in mainland Great Britain has emerged from its den at Chester Zoo. The rare ...
  • Design

    Born-Free Build / Matt Machine

    Matt Machine’s latest bike is a sculptured metal masterpiece, with retro-futuristic curves and a delicious sheen on the hand-beaten alloy. It ...
  • Design

    Chew Stoke Residence / Tim Organ

    This intriguing British design comes by way of architect Tim Organ (of celebrated practice Artist & Constructor, which Tim founded with ...
  • Design

    Isle of Dogs Storm Water Pumping Station / John Outram

    Post modern architecture — it’s not for everyone. But sometimes it strikes the right balance of whimsy, risk, and stateliness, like ...
  • Design

    Retro Flooring / Atrafloor

    So many bold designs in this new retro flooring range by Atrafloor, with influences from the 1950s to the 1970s (and even ...
Load More Related Articles
  • Design

    Frank House / Andrew Geller

    This Andrew Geller-designed, ziggurat-shaped pad in New York’s Fire Island Pines, the 1961 Frank House, is on the market for just shy ...
  • Design

    Born-Free Build / Matt Machine

    Matt Machine’s latest bike is a sculptured metal masterpiece, with retro-futuristic curves and a delicious sheen on the hand-beaten alloy. It ...
  • Design

    Chew Stoke Residence / Tim Organ

    This intriguing British design comes by way of architect Tim Organ (of celebrated practice Artist & Constructor, which Tim founded with ...
  • Design

    Isle of Dogs Storm Water Pumping Station / John Outram

    Post modern architecture — it’s not for everyone. But sometimes it strikes the right balance of whimsy, risk, and stateliness, like ...
  • Design

    Retro Flooring / Atrafloor

    So many bold designs in this new retro flooring range by Atrafloor, with influences from the 1950s to the 1970s (and even ...
  • Design

    2012 Yamaha Scorpio Z / Knuckle Whackjob

    The marvellously monikered Knuckle Whackjob, in the Lebak Bulus province of Jakarta is a four-man team that started five years ago, in ...
Load More In Design

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Photos from Flickr