Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

 

A little while ago, I dedicated an entire post to the sensational Turin-based multidisciplinary studio UdA Architetti. Back then, I eloquently described their work as “shit hot design with truckload of personality”. How lady-like of me. Having said this, I still stand by my comment, so I was really happy to receive an update from these guys about their latest project.

 

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

 

In the words of UdA, this holiday apartment renovation, designed by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa, is a study on “how to make a small seaside home and its inhabitants happy”. Located in a 1960s/70s building in Juan Les Pins (South-Eastern France on the Côte d’Azur), this 40sqm apartment consists of one big living room with kitchen, two bedrooms facing the sea, bathroom and laundry.

 

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

 

Designers’ inspiration for the interior comes from the well-known Italian film from the 1970s Casotto (Beach House), which features interiors of a beach hut as a setting for all the characters and stories. The reference to beach huts and self-built cabanas has led to the creation of lightweight structures inside the apartment – they are easy to assemble, relatively inexpensive and can also be set up to suit inhabitant’s needs, while constantly offering the views to the outside.

 

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

 

The interior features a 197os colour palette, with strong use of materials such as teak, a type of timber frequently used in the nautical industry in the 1960s/70s; vintage furniture made of wicker and plastic; and decorative features such as the wallpaper showing marine landscapes and posters designed by Domenico Gnoli from the same period.

I don’t know about you, but for my money, the Fun House certainly lives up to it’s name. Well done UdA. Again.

 

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.

Fun House by UdA Architetti - Apartment Renovation in Juan Les Pins, France.


[Photography by Carola Ripamonti. Images courtesy of UdA Architetti.]

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