christophe benichou envisions a countryside house wrapped in a wall of logs

christophe benichou envisions a countryside house wrapped in a wall of logs

christophe benichou — the designer behind ‘lumishell’, the peanut-shaped prefabricated dwelling, and the vertigo-inducing ‘tip-box’ pavilion — has unveiled his latest concept: a narrow house with walls made from logs. benichou says that he came up with the idea for the project while hiking through aubrac, a remote region of central france. ‘in these vast expanses where gentle slopes undulate to infinity, a pile of logs blocks the eye,’ the designer explains. ‘it’s a great wall in the landscape; a rampart, to perforate, to release the sight.’

christophe benichou countryside

 

 

appropriately titled ‘the wall of logs’, the dwelling is punctured with two windows that provide sweeping views in both directions. these monumental apertures are bound by weathering steel frames that blend with the timber façades. described by christophe benichou as a ‘refuge in the logs’, the home contains a sunken living space, with a kitchen and lounge area, and an elevated bedroom for two people. judging by the renderings, the dwelling’s roof would also be accessible — perhaps serving as an observation deck to view the rolling landscape. see other projects christophe benichou on designboom here.

christophe benichou countryside

christophe benichou countryside

christophe benichou countryside

christophe benichou countryside

christophe benichou envisions a countryside house wrapped in a wall of logs
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christophe benichou envisions a countryside house wrapped in a wall of logs
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project info:

 

name: the wall of logs
type: theoretical project
design: christophe benichou
date: 2019

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