Visitor Program 2018

June 1st - September 16th

From June 1st to September 16th, Domaine de Boisbuchet invites you to experience design, architecture and art in the heart of nature: visits of the architectural park, the exhibition The Gender of Design at the 19th century Château, as well as creative events, presentations and performances, shared with our international participants and tutors involved in our summer workshops. All visits are guided and must be reserved in advance.



Innovative architecture within a 19th century landscape park

The guided tour presents Domaine de Boisbuchet’s architectural park and an annually changing exhibition at the Château.

The architectural park features buildings by architects Simón Vélez (Colombia), Shigeru Ban and Go Hasegawa (Japan), Markus Heinsdorff, Jörg Schlaich and Brückner & Brückner (Germany), the futuristic Techstyle-Haus, installations by Alvaro Siza (Portugal), Nikolay Polissky and Alexander Brodsky (Russia), Timur Ersen (France/Turkey), and Lina Ghotmeh (Lebanon) as well as a traditional Japanese guest house of 1864.


Nowdays, the role allocation of women and men and the definition of feminine and masculine are being redefined in all spheres of society. This questioning of sexes partly concerns the appearance, the functionality and ultimately the ethics of our environment – a man-made world created for the hu-man. Emanating from an important design collection and the vast archive at Domaine de Boisbuchet, this exhibition emphasizes the gender related characteristics of our object’s identity. It provokes and engages visitors with an installation of objects, images, documents and texts and invites to a re-discovery of daily life, habits and bias.



The mill, by the river Vienne, functions as the Domaine de Boisbuchet’s welcoming reception with a cafe and terrace. A shop alongside offers a selection of books, products and other souvenirs.



The Gender of Design
July 8th, at 12h

Opening of the exhibition.

The 30 Minute Opera
July 13th, at 22h

A musical performance staged by artist Andrew Ondrejcak.

Japan in Boisbuchet
July 20th, at 16h

A visit of the Japanese house with a sushi-dinner and Japanese films.

Ceramics and 3D-Printing
July 24th, at 16h

A demonstration fusing ancient traditions with high-tech processes.

Biomimicry in Architecture
August 16th, at 19h

A conference with architect Achim Menges, in English.

The Forms of Time
August 17th, at 16h

A meeting with Ferréol Babin and his workshop discovering the traces of making in glass and ceramics.

Luminous Art
August 24th, at dusk

The inauguration of an installation by artist Janet Echelman and landscape architect Trevor Lee for the Domaine de Boisbuchet’s park.

From Medieval Guilds to Today’s Open Source
September 15th, at 18h

A panel discussion on sharing knowledge in design.

The European Heritage Days
September 15th-16th at 11h and 15h

Guided tours of the Domaine de Boisbuchet and its culture of sharing.

  • For each event, please reserve at least one day before.
  • Reservations from Monday to Friday 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 18:00 at : +33 (0)5 45 30 65 57 or mobile : +33 (0)6 95 12 33 30


Guided tours

- Adults: €10
- Students: €6
- Visitors in groups of 10 or more: €7,5
- Children under 12: free


- Adults: €5
- Students: €3
- Children under 12: free

After each event, we invite you to participate in a joint dinner (20 € per person, please reserve two days in advance).