Obento Series :: Completeness and Self-sufficiency - Patkau La Petite Maison du Weekend


Obento Series :: Completeness and Self-sufficiency - Patkau La Petite Maison du Weekend

Patkau Architects’ La Petite Maison du Weekend is “a prototype of self-sufficient minimal dwelling. It can be relocated to virtually any outdoor site, where it will provide the basics for everyday life: sleeping for two, kitchen, shower, and composting toilet. Made of a variety of materials and pre-manufactured components, it generates its own electricity, collects and distributes rainwater, and composts human waste using only the natural dynamics of the site.”

La Petite Maison du Weekend expresses Bento and Built Space because it is portable – and it does not include the space of the room – it invites the local climate and place in to make it complete. Its
compactness, its attention to detail to accommodate different states [i.e., open and closed] and its ready made character sets the stage for many possibilities.

Bento boxes have this sense of completeness to them – as designed objects – and as holders of complete meals. Complete in that they provide good tastes, delightful visions, varied textures, balanced nutrients, and differing densities.


Obento at the BAC
Patkau Architects

Part of the #ObentoAtTheBAC series

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