Look! Clubhouse Mod

Look! Clubhouse Mod

Tammy Everts
Feb 20, 2009

In the spirit of full disclosure, we must say that when we first spotted this incredible prefab playhouse, even we thought it was a bit much for kids. And coming from us, that's saying something. Upon closer inspection, however, we were won over by the interactivity of this structure, which allows children to adjust the louvered fabric panels (made of recycled sails) to make the space brighter or darker, airier or cozier -- whatever space their imagination demands. See below the jump for more photos.

We have to admire the ecological sensibility of this award-winning design (which we suspect comes with one of those "If you have to ask..." price tags):

ClubHouse Mod is designed with environmental consideration. Choice of materials and efficient construction methods minimize the clubhouse's ecological footprint. Aluminum is highly recycled, fundamentally light, and requires no paint, galvanization, powder coating, primers, or thinners.

Retired sailboat sails are used for the roof and louvers. Its lightness, translucency, and past experience create a one-of-a-kind interior space and exterior expression. The sails' unique stitching and branding contribute to the personality of the clubhouse. The panels can be any number of materials, including sustainable wood, rope, woven branches, and sailcloth.

And remember: when the kids are done with it, the clubhouse would make a great lair for parents, too. You can't say that about an old refrigerator box.

Clubhouse Mod was designed by Couture Architecture. See more pics and read the project profile at The American Institute of Architects.

Via Shedworking

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