Replacing an old shack with a contemporary weekend retreat:Watershack
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Replacing an old shack with a contemporary weekend retreat:Watershack

Dubai : United Arab Emirates | Jun 06, 2011 at 11:57 PM PDT
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The Retreat

Having a small place to go on weekends can be a blessing. In this particular case, the clients had a budget of $ 160,000 to spruce up their old vacation home, but the architects from Studio Twenty Seven Architecture proposed building a brand new contemporary residence for the same price of improving the old shack. The challenge of creating a gorgeous modern home for the family to retreat to resulted in a dream house constructed with minimal use of materials and maximum architectural creativeness: “a kit-of-parts assemblage was employed to construct a two-story volume of prefabricated structural insulated panels.”

Replacing an old shack with a contemporary weekend retreat:Watershack

starsdome is based in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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