Eco-lodges_les Echasses / Patrick Arotcharen Architecte

Eco-lodges_les Echasses / Patrick Arotcharen Architecte

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

Lodging  · 
Saubion, France
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Patrick Arotcharen Architecte
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Labastere, RAICO, Technal, VMZINC
  • Architect in Charge

    Patrick Arotcharen and Julie Pimenta de Miranda
  • Landscape Architect

    EMF Marti Franch
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© 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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Address: 40230 Saubion, France

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Cite: "Eco-lodges_les Echasses / Patrick Arotcharen Architecte" 19 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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