Local Moonwalk dressed wine cellar in France with wooden bat shelter facade

0
22


collective architecture & design local moonwalk adorned a contemporary wine cellar in France with a wooden facade that also serves as a bat shelter. Installed in the thickness of the structure, the 11 bat nesting boxes offer accommodation to species of local fauna favorable to the development of the cellar.

all images courtesy of local moonwalk

although viewed as frightening by many, bats can help immensely in vineyards as they help regulate populations of insects and butterflies. local moonwalk has integrated the 11 chambers into the lining, providing mammals with their ideal living conditions: darkness, heat and height to protect themselves from predators.

the new facade of a wine cellar serves as a bat shelter 2

the dark wooden facade is inspired by local agricultural buildings (sheds clad in wood, tobacco dryers protected with tar or used oil, etc.) and is set back to make room for existing local heritage. In addition, the designers have implemented the Japanese technique of burnt wood “shou sugi ban” which allows harmonious aging and without obstruction of the wood, generating a layer of rot-resistant protection.

the new facade of a wine cellar serves as a bat shelter 3

the new facade of a wine cellar serves as a bat shelter 4

the new facade of a wine cellar serves as a bat shelter 5

the new facade of a wine cellar serves as a bat shelter 6

the new facade of a wine cellar serves as a bat shelter 7

the new facade of a wine cellar serves as a bat shelter 8

the new facade of a wine cellar serves as a bat shelter 9

project information:

Last name: bat wine cellar
architecture office: moonwalk local collective of architects

designboom received this project from our ‘DIY quotes‘, where we invite our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here