Located in Drôme, a wine-making region in the south of France, 'La Cabotte' is comprised of several angular timber volumes. French firm h2o Architectes designed the pavilion as an office space for a wine producer.
The house sits on a hill overlooking several vineyards, and looking across the horizon towards Mont Ventoux. The architects accommodated for the slope by raising the building off the ground on wooden feet, leaving the majority of the original terrain untouched. Architect Antoine explains, "The pavilion has been designed to rest among the vines like a guardian angel, observing and demonstrating the surrounding."
The house features a triple-prong floor plan, which branches out in different directions. One prong accommodates for wine-tasting, while the others hold the office and washrooms for visitors. The exterior is clad in untreated larch wood, which was sourced from the wooded region of Savoie.