The Summerhouse, French Pyrenees

Designed with Mill & Jones and built with a team of volunteers for a budget of €1500, the summerhouse is made to complement its site, within the green mountain landscape of the central Pyrenees. It both references and transforms the vernacular form and detail of the existing local architecture; using locally available chestnut boards, oak beams, lime, cordwood and dry stone, to explore craft, historical precedent and traditional construction alongside new and experimental techniques and approaches.