Föhr by Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz

Architects:Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz
Location: Alkersum, Föhr, Germany
Year: 2012
Area: 85 sqm
Photo courtesy: Francesco Di Gregorio
Description:

The task is situated on Föhr, a little island in the North Sea. In the town of Alkersum, Inside a previous feed stockpiling of a conventional farmhouse, we rethink the entire space with a wood structure secured by 3.200 tiles, each with a hand-made round gap, 500 mt of polypropylene blue rope and treated pine wood.

_31_Föhr_Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin MatzBecause of its geological area, Föhr is all that much in the hands of regular strengths. The territory has a major tide. At the point when the water is low you stroll over to different islands.

_06_Föhr_Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin MatzIt is a level island where 60 % of the island is under level. To ensure the island man made grass-dividers encompasses half of the islandStill, each harvest time when the enormous tempest surges arrive, the island go on caution. 1634 a huge surge deleted the houses’ majority on the island and reshaped the guide.

_08_Föhr_Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin MatzIt is a however atmosphere for lasting occupants; in the meantime the island changes totally in the late spring months when the populace raise from 8500 to 40 000 because of tourism.Föhr is an island having a place with Germany yet as a matter of first importance to Nordfriesland.

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The Friesians have their own particular dialect and society. In the seventeenth century a school of route was established on Föhr and numerous individuals got to be chiefs cruising on Asia and North America. Cruising on different nations brought back the custom of earthenware production and tiles from Asia.

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Being rich was to have whatever number painted Friesian tiles as could be allowed on your lounge area dividers. Wood utilized inside was painted as a part of Friesian hues, which are distinctive subtleties of blue-green. Beds were generally in bed-boxes. Houses were dependably in block with thatched rooftops. The rooms were little, dim and all the same size.

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The space as been re-opened by bringing down every single separating divider aside from the ones encompassing the lavatory. Another volume is included which turns into the focal divider experiencing and binding together the space. It is secured in artistic tile with a basic example given by the blue bond holding them.

_12_Föhr_Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin MatzLight is brought through the intelligent pottery and the translucent doors.Threads outline the staircase making a straightforward threshold.The rooms are dim bed-boxes, private like homes. Frequently you just acknowledge after what it is that you have done; we returned in the mid year and we understand what we had build.

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