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  7. Eco-lodges_les Echasses / Patrick Arotcharen Architecte

Eco-lodges_les Echasses / Patrick Arotcharen Architecte

  • 04:00 - 19 January, 2017
Eco-lodges_les Echasses / Patrick Arotcharen Architecte
Eco-lodges_les Echasses  / Patrick Arotcharen Architecte, © Vincent Monthiers
© Vincent Monthiers

© Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat © Vincent Monthiers             © Mathieu Choiselat + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    40230 Saubion, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Patrick Arotcharen and Julie Pimenta de Miranda
  • Area

    997.0 m2
  • Project Year

      © Mathieu Choiselat
      © Mathieu Choiselat
      Site Plan
      Site Plan

      Text description provided by the architects. Right in the heart of the Landes region of France, this hotel installation interacts with a landscaped tableau where human intervention is in dialogue with nature. The first stage of the project consists in transforming the existing lake into a landscape of dunes crowned with slender pines: the dredged sand is heaped up around the edges of the lake in order to create little bays where the bungalows lie. Built in wood, these are characterised by a notably prismatic arrangement which favours openings onto the lake whilst conserving the privacy of the occupants.

      © Mathieu Choiselat
      © Mathieu Choiselat
      © Mathieu Choiselat
      © Mathieu Choiselat

      The pavilion’s oblique lines, as well as the reception building’s, form a contrast with the rounded dunes and the linear canopy behind. The harmony between the constructions and the environment is not built on imitation: the architecture and the site are defined by a contrasting homology. Placed over the water that mirrors them, these small, autonomous units are a point in the landscape and allow nature to form a continuous milieu. Different pathways snake between the hills and, through the variety of perspectives on offer on the site, this feeling is confirmed.

      © Mathieu Choiselat
      © Mathieu Choiselat

      Product Description:

      The project was developed with the aim of using as many local resources as possible (maritime pines_Landes Forest). Constructed in timber and steel, the material elements respond to the desire to reduce the architectural impact within this landscape.


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