Christophe Benichou is a French architect who collaborates with various studios from all over the world. His projects are focused on the use of all the senses, some of which are truly amazing and with particular forms while remaining simple and minimal.
Built-in the middle of the desert, solitary and colored with sand, his latest work is called “Sesame” and evokes the ambiguity of a fixed or immediate movement, but also of an uncertain time, between ruin and contemporaneity. It has the appearance of a cube that breaks up on each side, detaching itself from the origin, just the space to let the user in. Inside, there is a warm and welcoming domestic environment, and every time there is an open space, there is a part of the house. The bed, the bathroom, the dining room, and the kitchen.
Christophe Benichou’s projects is a play of lights and shadows, open and ajar, that does not give any direct vision on the external space, a place of introspection, calm and ambiguity.
Text by Elisa Scotti