To keep to an old tradition but simultaneously trying to achieve something new, something beautiful and functional to live in, needs a balance which isn’t easy to create. France-based architectural office “Septembre” handled this balance in their summer house “Sereine”.
“Septembre” is a collective of architects with different nationalities based in Paris. They transformed an old farmhouse into a summer house with great spatial qualities. Adapted it into a new use, the collective tried to keep as much as possible of the old structure such as the masonry which is at certain parts visible. A gallery gives the living room more light and the impression of more space. A lot of white, rough materials and the visible roof beams are significant for the interior.
Photographs: Linus Ricard