What happens when you are inspired by the works of two of the eminent architects of the past century – Le Corbusier and Santiago Calatrava? Well, if you are French visual artist Benoit Challand, the answer is – the Roost House happens. A conceptually futuristic yet sustainable habitat that is photo-realistically rendered in the rustic setting of Scotland, the house is envisioned as being perched high atop a special scaffolding-like structure.
The artist was specifically influenced by Le Corbusier’s perceived ‘masterpieces’ Villa Savoye and Cabanon, along with the sculptural works of Santiago Calatrava. To that end, the conceptual design espouses the scope of futurism with its modernist decor and nigh minimalist furnishings. These intentional components are exhibited by the low-impact timber cladding, projecting floor plate (that form unique balconies) and the selective use of furniture and sculptures like Le Corbusier’s LC4 chaise lounge.
However, beyond the futuristic essence, the Roost House will also boast of self-sustaining credentials, with the use of architectural as well as environmental resources. In that regard, the pitched roof design (done in vernacular style) will comprise of clean energy-generating solar panels. Additionally, the underside of the top floor will house special wind turbines that would presumably take advantage of the high altitude of the stilted residence.
This is what Benoit Challand had to say about his rendered design –
Using a bunch of new technologies, in terms of building engineering and environmental resources, this house is intended to be fully autonomous.