De­signed for you to stay owl night long!

Australasian Timber - - ASSOCIATIONS -

IMAG­INE HIK­ING through the green­ery around Bordeaux, France, and com­ing upon a mag­i­cal lit­tle house in the shape of three owls. Les Guet­teurs (The Watch­ers) is one of six odd­ball, off-grid huts in the Refuges Péri­ur­bains (Peri-ur­ban shel­ters), a program in­tended to draw cu­ri­ous guests to dis­cover new ar­eas on the edge of the city.

De­signed by Candice Pétrillo and con­structed by the French workshop Zébra3/Buy-Sellf, the build­ing was made to re­sem­ble a group of small, ground-nest­ing owls that live in the wet­lands around the struc­ture. From the ex­te­rior, the tim­ber build­ing looks like a hud­dle of three owls, their eyes made of large round win­dows and feathers made from long strips of bent ply­wood and shorter ply­wood shin­gles.

“The idea of birds came to me very quickly,” said de­signer Candice Pétrillo. “Af­ter the last ex­ten­sion of the com­mer­cial zone, I saw mi­grants swirling around in the sky, looking for the old dried wet­land. The nod of animal eye and the curve of the ob­ject are a trib­ute to the sculp­tors François Pom­pon and François-Xavier Lalanne.”

In­side, a faceted ply­wood in­te­rior offers three lev­els of sleep­ing ar­eas out­fit­ted with nine round, nest-like mat­tresses. Source: In­hab­i­tat

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