Grands Cé­pages

Avi­gnon, France

Elle Decoration (South Africa) - - DISCOVER -

Lo­cated in a fish­ing re­serve near Avi­gnon in south-east France, Grands Cé­pages eco-ho­tel con­sists of 14 wooden cab­ins by French stu­dio Lavit Ate­lier. Con­sid­er­a­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment was of ut­most im­por­tance when con­cep­tu­al­is­ing this project, so Lavit Ate­lier pre­fab­ri­cated the ar­chi­tec­ture to en­sure min­i­mum im­pact to the ter­rain. The cab­ins are sim­ple yet so­phis­ti­cated in their de­sign, com­pris­ing ver­ti­cal wooden ex­te­ri­ors that both echo the reeds and form a screen for pri­vacy and pro­tec­tion from the sun and wind. All fur­nish­ings have been kept to a min­i­mum, while ran­dom gaps be­tween the slats pro­vide nat­u­ral light and al­low for glimpses of the wa­ter, green­ery and sky from the in­side. Whether float­ing on the lake or hov­er­ing on posts along its banks, each of the suites in­te­grates seam­lessly into the sur­rounds. ca­banes­des­grand­s­, ate­

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