Mr. Plocq’s Caballon gives the opportunity to rediscover an almost-forgotten side of the Loire river estuary: that of the naturalists, those adventurous explorers from another time whose rich and unbelievable stories blend the taste of faraway travels to the land’s memory. The project is inspired by real-life Émile Plocq, aka the bird charmer, a local from the Vendée region who supposedly built a ship meant to perform expeditions to the shores of Africa with the help of migrating birds.
Architects: Aurélie Poirrier, Igor-Vassili Pouchkarevtch-Dragoche,, Vincent O’Connor
Location: Loire-Atlantique, France
Lead Architect: Aurélie Poirrier
Area: 15.0 m2
Project Year: 2017
Photographs: Corentin Schieb, Aurélie Poirrier
Manufacturers: Serge Ferrari