Mr Plocq’s Caballon
Mr. Plocq’s Caballon by Aurélie Poirrier , Igor-Vassili Pouchkarevtch-Dragoche and Vincent O’Connor is a wood vessel, birthed from the alliance of naval carpentry and airship craft. Each summer season, from May to October, it offers visitors the opportunity to rediscover the loire river estuary in this portable, compact cabin. 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. Access is made through a horizontal double-swing door whose lower part possesses steps, and leads to the entrance deck. The cockpit, separated from the rest of the ship through a wood clad dashboard, makes it possible for the temporary tenants to both sleep under a starry sky and wake up observing the sunrise.