French visual artist Benoit Challand has combined the visual language of Le Corbusier's houses and Santiago Calatrava's sculptures to form a vision for a futuristic self-sustaining house on stilts (+ slideshow).
Named Roost House, the conceptual residence is depicted in a set of photo-realistic renderings in a remote location in Scotland. It would be raised several storeys above the ground on an angular scaffolding structure.
Benoit Challand designed the building to reference Villa Savoye and Cabanon, two of the most famous houses by modernist architect Le Corbusier, as well as a series of artistic sculptures by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
According to the artist, the house would generate all of its own heating and electricity. "Using a bunch of new technologies, in terms of building engineering and environmental resources, this house is intended to be fully autonomous," he said.
Walls both inside and outside the house are pictured clad with timber. Protruding floor plates form balconies around the perimeter, while a vernacular pitched roof is topped with solar panels.
Residents could access the building by climbing a vertiginous ladder (not shown). There would also be a wind turbine attached to the undersides of the lowest floor.
Spaces inside the house are visualised containing a selection of iconic furniture designs, including the LC4 chaise lounge by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, and the LCW chair by Charles and Ray Eames.
Background photography is by Alexis Raimbault.
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