Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Le Boréon (France)
The French firm designed this ‘ideal hut’ capable of adapting to the multiplicity of topographical and landscape situations found on the heavily wooded site
The cabin took the form of a slightly elongated prism with a two-sided roof – resting on a three-dimensional structure made up of self-braced V-shaped wooden posts –, in order to slip between the trees. This singular structure gives the image of leaning trunks on which the living space would have come to rest, thus reinforcing the effects of ‘overhang’ and the perception of the image of a ‘subtly’ cabin. Nature and the sun filtered by the larches penetrate the interior spaces.
The hut can thus be used in configuration, type "loft" open spaces or in partitioned configuration by the use of simple sliding panels closing the night spaces.The interior volume is generous with a ceiling under the sloping roof. The common space is organized around a stove with a central hearth. The materials are noble and durable. The choice of coverings and furniture are carefully selected to underline the authentic and contemporary spirit of the place.