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FEBRUARY 2014

14/02/2014

DONT BLAME IT ON THE WEATHER MAN

We survived the wettest January in 250 years, but wouldn’t it have been just that little bit easier living here?

Standing proud in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, Roost House, designed by French artist Benoit Challand, is a conceptually designed residential property realised with realistic renders. This astounding property stands seven stories above ground level and is sure to keep you out of the puddles.

Inspired by two of the most famous modernist buildings, Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye and Santiago Calatrava's Cabanon, Roost House gives an obvious nod to the modernist era, yet its use of natural materials means this unique structure does not look out of place in the heather-covered hills of the Scottish Highlands.

Its interior and exterior are clad with a sustainable timber, creating harmony between the structure and its surroundings. The balconies are created from overhanging floor plates that surround the whole perimeter of the building and the roof is topped with solar panels. Challand claims the house will produce all its own electricity and heating, his intentions being to make this house completely self-sufficient.

Benoit Challand's Roost House is a complex structure, one that not only understands and utilises its surroundings, but also respects them.

Not just a pretty face, this intelligent building would appear the stuff of dreams considering the weather we've had over the past few weeks. Assuming you can handle the 17 metre ladder leading to the front door...

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