The owners of an old high-ceilinged typical parisian style workshop asked FREAKS to design a punctual living space that could evolve according to their different activities all through the day. FREAKS freearchitects turned the old workshop into a minimal and flexible flat, called La Tournette.
FREAKS freearchitects is a Paris-based architecture firm lead by three architects favouring prospection, research and experimentation through projects and building process practices from small scale art installations to large scale architecture competitions. FREAKS freearchitects has been awarded the AJAP price from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication in 2010 and the european price 40under40 2016. Although nowadays their built projects are mostly located in France, FREAKS’s partners have lived and experienced a wide range of abroad working contexts such as San Francisco, Tokyo, Beijing, Berlin, Mumbai, Singapore, Istanbul.
The project is located on the west coast of France, in the Cotentin region, where came waves of vikings from the 9th century. FREAKS has been commissioned to refurbish a preexisting concrete fishing shack built in the 50’s on a rock, on the beach, facing the sea.