Construction of a guest room pavilion: > douglas floor and frame > walls in straw bales collaborating with the structure > coated earth inside > coated earth and lime finish outdoors > oak joinery > wood dome and oculus opening on the sky
The « Tea house » is an Independent cottage located in the middle of an old vineyard plot in the center of Gevrey Chambertin. Designed as a standalone pavilion, it consists on a space to enjoy a rest and a sleeping room at the mezzanine. A central Wells stone provides a place to sit and organizes the space to the conversation. Slightly raised, this small kiosk is built in carrier straw. This structure just bear a full bodied zinc roof and a full west facing window. The interior coatings are made from earth extracted on the ground and reformulated for a direct laying on straw. The outside is also composed of earth and of a waterproof finish done with hidraulic lime. Designed as a refuge, the openings are few but framed on specific elements of the landscape. To keep the space completely denuded, the storage are integrated in the structure worked in oak elements.