28 Dec '17, 2pm

Barrel-shaped wooden pod retreat in France inspired by real life 'bird charmer'

Mr Plocq’s Caballon is a beautiful 160-square-foot wooden pod located on the banks of the Loire river estuary. The pod’s unique design was inspired by the life of real-life bird charmer Émile Plocq, who supposedly built his own boat to follow migrating birds to Africa. Architects Aurélie Poirrier, Igor-Vassili Pouchkarevtch-Dragoche, and Vincent O’Connor created the barrel-shaped retreat by combining techniques used in naval and airplane carpentry, resulting in a fun boat-like hull topped with a transparent “cockpit” shell.

Full article: https://inhabitat.com/barrel-shaped-wooden-pod-retreat-in...


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inhabitat.com 30 Dec '17, 10am

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defensenews.com 05 Jan '18, 1am

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