When surfing inspires architecture

20 March 2015 | Category: Museums, galleries & exhibitions, Things happens, Residences, houses & apartments, Good Looks

When surfing and the waves inspire architecture, interesting projects happen.

One of them happened to us in Biarritz, another in Fujisawa.

The Wave House, Fujisawa, Kanagawa in Japan, was designed by Appollo Architects & Associates to fit the owner’s surfer lifestyle and connect the indoors with the outdoors. Read more @ Wallpaper* Magazine. 

In surfers’ paradise Biarritz, France, Steve Holl’s Cité De L’océan Et Du Surf offers another great example of when the ocean inspire architectural expression.

Photo: Iwan Baan

Photo: Iwan Baan


The spatial concept of the building “under the sky”/”under the sea” gives the visitors a unique experience where both elements communicate with you and with each other. The abstract concreate waves roll around you on the exterior plaza, while they float above your head through seamless ceilings inside the museum.

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