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Conceptual Wall of Logs by Christophe Benichou

Conceptual Wall of Logs by Christophe Benichou
Conceptual Wall of Logs by Christophe Benichou , Courtesy of Christophe Benichou
Courtesy of Christophe Benichou

Christophe Benichou creates “The Wall of Logs”, a new conceptual getaway, a natural solid wall with perforated interiors. The project comes as a counterpoint experience for his previous endeavor Sesame, a solitary monolith, a residence in the open desert.

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“The wall of logs is a concept habitat born during a hike on the Aubrac plateau in central France. In these vast expanses where gentle slopes undulate to infinity, a pile of logs blocks the eye. It’s a great wall in the landscape; a rampart, to perforate, to release the sight. Two monumental windows come to dig this mass. Around them are located all the functions of a habitat that came to colonize the wall. A refuge in the logs. Its heart of wood is wrapped in a thin bark of steel, concealing structure, carpentry and furniture, to offer two pure frames in the heart of nature.” -- Christophe Benichou Architectures.

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As the architect describes, the Wall of Logs is conceived “by removing material from a great natural solid”.  In fact, the voids generated by brutally perforating the structure with huge rectangular windows, offer habitable spaces.

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Courtesy of Christophe Benichou

Believing firmly in a descriptive sensorial architecture, the firm in both of its conceptual projects, illustrated a minimalist and abstract approach. Nevertheless, Sesame and Wall of Logs offer a different sensory relationship to their environment: the first one has no direct view to the outside, whereas the second is all about opening up to the exterior.

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Cite: Christele Harrouk. "Conceptual Wall of Logs by Christophe Benichou " 26 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/923667/conceptual-retreat-by-christophe-benichou-architectures/> ISSN 0719-8884

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