The ‘Flake House’ by OLGGA Architects is a nomadic home that from certain angles, looks like a stack of logs. The transportable two-piece log cabin is a road ready dwelling that looks as if it has been broken right down the middle. has been conceived to clad the places wherever it lands, as to transpose theses in an unusual vision. A poetical shelter, a ‘folie’ that merges low-tech and hi-tech.
The unrefined exterior which fits well in the natural environment is a complete contrast to the smooth, sleek modern lines of the house’s interior.
As much a conceptual work of art as a practical portable prefabricated piece of architecture, this modern take on the traditional log cabin has a very clear idea carried to completion: a stack of logs ‘broken’ in the middle to create two separate-but-related pieces of a whole.
The break is not without its reasoning: transporting, lifting and setting each unit is much easier with two small structures than it would be with a single large building. The entrance to each volume faces the other, providing views out in either direction and through slits along the sides.
Created in 2006 for the competition ‘petites machines à habiter’ held by the CAUE 72, OLGGA’s proposal for this nomadic wooden shelter is based on the concept of the ‘folie’, where the wooden structure is broken in two halves establishing a radical spatial boundary while materializing an unexpected entry sequence.
An object, recalling a broken branch, whose unconventional scale is the main idea of the project: to be built-up, taken down, moved, put down, left behind or taken along, inhabited or left to it’s surrounding. Interested in having your own log cabin? Check out this range of log cabins styles - maybe you will find something you like.