pictures from project reception furniture in the forest
At the edge of the woods, the primary purpose of this furniture is to provide information about the context in which visitors arrive.
In the heart of the forest, light signage and observation devices punctuate the paths.
It is an adaptive system that allows the topography and the nature of the ground to be followed as closely as possible, as well as the nature and quantity of information offered.
The system is governed by several principles:
• porosity: The constructive principle of the furniture draws voids that let the air and the light through, as all the natural elements of the sites. This "porosity" initiates a dialogue, an interaction encouraged by the absence of treatment on the wood, which will change over time in response to the context.
• low height: Voluntarily, the furniture leaves free the visual field and the horizon. It does not interfere in the perception and the discovery of the places. The information, displayed on lectern-like desks, is accessible to everyone. The supports do not hide the landscape: one can embrace the image of the bird and the bird within a single look.
• legibility: The module is a simple, easy to understand element. Its implementation (stacking principle) is also familiar. However, the angled ends create a small visual event, a slight disturbance that shows an intention, an attention. The cut reveals the thread of the material and enhances the natural pattern of the crosscut wood.
Two modules made of solid oak, each made in three different lengths allow a multitude of compositions, as well as to adjust the dimensions to the amount of information to be given.
reception furniture in the forest
• Commissioned by
Agence des Espaces Verts d'Île-de-France