We choose to be guided by the terrain, its sloping morphology and its existing platforms, its openings and views, its vegetation. We distribute the houses in the forest, one at the edge, the others under the oaks.
The reception building takes place on the large existing platform at the end of the access road, facing the thalweg that we are remodeling to stage it.
The 5 units, independent of each other, look towards the landscape, near and far; play on contour lines, orient themsel- ves in the site according to its opening and its height. The volumes are embedded in the slope to offer a single facade per house, to offer users a view, different each time.
The architectural language used is simple, it is the same for the houses and offers a variant for the reception building. The houses are built into the slope.
Concrete walls, higher than the other volumes, define the functions of each unit: bedrooms, re- ception area and common living room. Between these sails, a recessed wooden structure covered with burnt wood cladding forms the main facade. The openings of the bedrooms and the common living room are arranged there. In wood, generous, they follow the framework of the building. The roofs, also in concrete, adjoin the slope and are dimensioned to receive topsoil, reinforcing the impression of fusion with the landscape.
A galvanized steel structure supports plaits of flexible wood (young shoots of plane trees of the year, collected on site). This parasol runs along the main facade, covering the terraces, it provides shade useful for the bioclimatic behavior of the accommodation and also provides a nesting box for birds and other small mammals present on the site.
The reception building, placed on the existing platform along the rock bar, is broken down into 2 masses. Large zinc roofs cover the whole, overhanging the concrete boxes and partly covering the side terraces, guiding towards the entrance and reception of the building. We take advantage of the elevation of this volume to illuminate the upper part of the circulation and the back of the restaurant room.