Grands Cepages生态酒店,法国 / Atelier LAVIT


Building on a lake surrounded by vineyards in the south of France is a challenge. In a magical and untouched place like the Mediterranean maquis, nature is the only protagonist of the scene. The imperative for the architect remains the absolute camouflage with the existing landscape. Clients have envisioned this eco-lodges project choosing as their site an incredible fishing reserve in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a few kilometers away from Avignon.

▼远视,view from distance

十间身处于芦苇荡中的套房简单却精巧:它们底部架空如竹筏般漂泊在La Lionne湖面上,让居住者仿佛回到史前时代的居住环境。独特的造型给予来访者超乎想象的居住空间,又在开阔的尽管环境中为来访者觅得一处私密处所。

10 suites, simple but sophisticated, evoke primitive constructions in lake reeds: floating on the water like rafts, on pilotis along the banks like real palafitte or underground, like a troglodyte dwelling, the eco-lodges of the Grands Cépages rise along the lake of La Lionne, privileging the most particular and sought-after view for each one, always preserving the privacy of the inhabitants.

▼分布在湖面上的十栋小木屋,the huts distributed on the lake


The architecture of the lodges dialogues perfectly with the lake reeds, taking up the vertical and elegant upward momentum and then rationalizing their arrangement, much more geometric, regular and repetitive. In this way the hut remains hidden by a vegetable filter – like a light screen – that in addition to being the same structure as the parapets and the pergola, filters the direct view on the terraces of each lodge.

▼立面木质栅板与湖中芦苇建立了趣味性对话,the facade of the architecture set up a dialogue with the water reed


The changes of the seasons and the hours of the day constantly transform the presence and the dynamics of the hut with the landscape. With leaf trees, the architecture integrates with the landscape in a perfect game of camouflage. In winter instead, with the earth and the lake gathered under a blanket of snow, the vertical lines of the battens are reflected on the water. During the day, the experience inside the suite is a play of light and shadow with the sun filtering through the screening. After sunset the effect is reversed, immersed in darkness and illuminated only by the moon, the hut evokes a lantern, radiating the internal golden light between the wooden slats.

▼建筑与景观相互映衬,view connections of the architecture and landscape

▼居住内部,the bedroom

▼夜色中满溢的金色灯光,the golden light coming through the hut into the night


In order to simplify the unforeseen in a remote site, the project was largely prefabricated in a wood workshop in the Pyrenees. The components were numbered, dismantled and rebuilt on site in 3 months. Prefabrication reduced production costs and labor costs during installation, impacting the landscape as little as possible.

▼剖面及平面,section and plan

Location : Lac de la Lionne, 84700 Sorgues (France)
Architecte : Atelier LAVIT
Project Year : 2017
Design : Atelier LAVIT
Structures : Nid Perche / créateur d’hébergements insolites
Photo : Marco Lavit Nicora
Client : Cabanes des Grands Cépages
General contractors : Nid Perche / créateur d’hébergements insolites