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 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.
Last name: bat wine cellar
architecture office: moonwalk local collective of architects
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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom