Colombier  Dorst, The Netherlands, 2004

© Kristien Daem

© Kristien Daem

© Kristien Daem

Program
Dovecote

Client
Staatsbosbeheer, Dorst

Location
Dorst, The Netherlands

Date
2002 - 2004

Status
completed

Architects
Robbrecht en Daem architecten

Collaborators
Kristoffel Bogaert
Katrien Cammers
Tinne Verwerft







 

The dovecote in the forestry area in Dorst stands in a clearing in the wood, next to a stream in which it is reflected. The way the stones are stacked leaves edges and angles on which the birds can sit. There are occasional gaps too, where a stone has been left out so that the birds can get inside to sit on bars. The dovecote is built in blocks of Pietra di Vicenza, a calcareous sandstone from Italy.