atelier LAVIT has designed an eco-hotel comprising a series of structures that float on a lake in south-eastern france. located on a marine reserve near the city of avignon, the hotel is made of up ten suites — each clad with wooden screens that ensure both privacy and shelter for guests. in order to protect the unspoiled region from obtrusive structures, the architects sought to camouflage the buoyant buildings with the existing landscape.

atelier LAVIT eco hotel
all images by marco lavit nicora

 

 

appearing as primitive structures within the reeds, the hotel rooms float on the water like rafts and offer sweeping views across the lake. guests access the suites via wooden walkways that extend from the banks of the lake. rooms contain an area for sleeping, a lounge, and a hot tub. each unit is wrapped with an external deck, which is protected by a tall timber screen that defines the external appearance of the structure — either circular or square.

atelier LAVIT eco hotel
the ten structures float on a lake in south-eastern france

 

 

in order to simplify the construction process, atelier LAVIT designed the suites so that they could be prefabricated in a workshop before being transported to the remote site. the components were numbered, dismantled, and rebuilt in just three months, a system that reduced costs during installation and lessened the impact on the landscape. recently, atelier LAVIT also created a hotel room that wraps around a century-old oak tree in france.

atelier LAVIT eco hotel
the hotel suites are located on a marine reserve near the city of avignon

atelier LAVIT eco hotel
each unit features an external deck, which is protected by a tall timber screen

atelier LAVIT eco hotel
the rooms offer sweeping views across the lake

atelier LAVIT eco hotel
rooms contain an area for sleeping and a lounge

atelier LAVIT eco hotel
skylights allow guests to stargaze by night

atelier LAVIT eco hotel
the architects sought to camouflage the buoyant buildings with the existing landscape

atelier LAVIT eco hotel
the buildings were prefabricated in a workshop before being transported to the remote site

atelier LAVIT eco hotel
site masterplan

atelier LAVIT eco hotel
section and floor plan

 

 

project info:

 

location: lac de la lionne, 84700 sorgues, france
architect: atelier LAVIT
project year: 2017
design: atelier LAVIT
structures: nid perche / créateur d’hébergements insolites
photography: marco lavit nicora
client: cabanes des grands cépages
general contractors: nid perche / créateur d’hébergements insolites

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