Fantasy house by Benoit Challand perched on stilts in the Scottish highlands

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).

Roost House by Benoit Challand

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.

Roost House by Benoit Challand

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.

Roost House by Benoit Challand

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.

Roost House by Benoit Challand

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.

Roost House by Benoit Challand

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.

Roost House by Benoit Challand

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.

Roost House by Benoit Challand

Background photography is by Alexis Raimbault.

Roost House by Benoit Challand
Proposed elevations - click for larger image