This little structure is called 'The Stockroom' and is the result of a collaboration between fine artist and landscape architect Francoise Maire, and French designer Véronique Maire.
The cabin, designed with the intention of being assembled by the viewer, has been exhibited at L'abri à bricoles in a show organised by the Sarthe’s CAUE in conjunction with the architectural festival: 'Petites Machines à Habiter'.
The cabin’s construction method takes its inspiration from two age-old stock piling techniques; the stacking of sawn wood and entreillage which is a traditional stacking method for sparkling wines in which the bottles are laid in layers of alternating directions.
In this piece, the two techniques are combined to create a simple architecture that recalls the shape of a cathedral, or simply that of a chapel complete with stained glass windows. The raw materials (untreated wooden planks and salvaged bottles) are offset by the textural interplay of light and dark tones, negative and positive space, opaque and transparent states.
"The technical and visual simplicity of this building method means that the structure can be easily appropriated and personalised during construction." says Véronique.