The desire here is to
let the volume melt into the hollow created by the junction
between the plots of land and the paved road.
There is always the question of appropriate materials,
and here I decided to work with a stone similar to those
which metalled the roadway. Researching the old quarries
of the region showed the area to be essentially characterised
by a type of Arkose.
The idea of stacking used at Jennevaux seemed applicable
once more, but here using small, irregular stones. I have
chosen the “gabion” or wire-framing technique
which I also developed for the Tumulus de Glimes project,
completed in 2002. In this instance the gabions will filled
to create a volume, the contours of which are not pre-ordained