This pyramid-shaped cabin in France features beautiful stained glass windows and lookout towers that offer unique views of the surrounding landscape. Visual artist Lou Andréa Lassalle designed the Prism Cabin to allow occupants to rediscover the world around them through the colors cast from its faceted windows.


Prism Cabin, temporary installation, cabin, France, Lou Andréa Lassalle, Refuges Périurbains, Zebra3, temporary structure, stained glass, pyramid, lookout tower

The cabin comprises part of the Refuges Périurbains project, which offers overnight stays in temporary installations built all around the periphery of Bordeaux.

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Prism Cabin, temporary installation, cabin, France, Lou Andréa Lassalle, Refuges Périurbains, Zebra3, temporary structure, stained glass, pyramid, lookout tower

Built by Zebra3, the pyramid-shaped structure reveals unsuspected aspects of the landscape through color and shape. The designers say it “evokes the esotericism of the water bank where local fish, monsters from the depths, high voltage towers and natural fog mix.”

Prism Cabin, temporary installation, cabin, France, Lou Andréa Lassalle, Refuges Périurbains, Zebra3, temporary structure, stained glass, pyramid, lookout tower

Full of playful design features, the cabin includes lookout towers built in the shape of the Great Sphinx. It can host up to eight people at once and encourages people to reconnect with Bordeaux’s gorgeous landscapes.

+ Lou Andréa Lassalle

+ Zebra3

+ Refuges Périurbains

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Photos by Lou Andréa Lassalle

Prism Cabin, temporary installation, cabin, France, Lou Andréa Lassalle, Refuges Périurbains, Zebra3, temporary structure, stained glass, pyramid, lookout tower

Prism Cabin, temporary installation, cabin, France, Lou Andréa Lassalle, Refuges Périurbains, Zebra3, temporary structure, stained glass, pyramid, lookout tower

Prism Cabin, temporary installation, cabin, France, Lou Andréa Lassalle, Refuges Périurbains, Zebra3, temporary structure, stained glass, pyramid, lookout tower

Prism Cabin, temporary installation, cabin, France, Lou Andréa Lassalle, Refuges Périurbains, Zebra3, temporary structure, stained glass, pyramid, lookout tower