Editor’s pickBOOS Beach Club folds in the art of Japanese origami for its new place
Boos beach club,Luxembourg
BOOS Beach Club in Luxembourg
BOOS Beach Club is what it is because the architects were inspired by the Japanese art of origami. The bar and restaurant in Luxembourg resembles a folded sheet of paper, melding the new structure into its natural surroundings while at the same time respecting the existing architecture by placing a light wooden structure with glass openings towards the landscape.
The dynamic design orientates the bar and eating areas outwards, encouraging diners to people and nature watch as they eat. The outdoor terrace was partly removed and replaced by a white sand beach.
Structurally, the building leans on the existing house and, due to its triangular form, the self-supporting rigid roof requires very few peripheral structural points. This lightweight and easily removable roof system leaves space and possibility to the idea of possible future change, if needed.
The bar and dining area faces outside, encouraging diners to people and nature watch as they eat
To preserve the “Beach club” identity of the place, the new structure consists raw materials: burned wood, polished concrete floor, raw steel and white sand—all creating the desired character both inside and outside.
Natural materials for the interior
ARCHITECT: Metaform architects
LOCATION: Bridel, Luxembourg
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Ney & Partners / WOW
YEAR OF COMPLETION: June 2016
PHOTOGRAPHER: Steve Troes Fotodesign