A workshop in Boisbuchet

What is included


Each of the 2018 summer workshops offers a unique and practical learning experience. There is a great diversity, ranging from architecture to ceramics, from lighting to food design. But despite these differences, all workshops offer a life-changing experience which includes:

1. Accommodation

Participants are accommodated in the Dépendance, a 19th century building which now is our guesthouse. All rooms have their own washrooms (WC/shower) and are furnished with comfortable period furniture.

The Dépendance ©Deidi von Schaven
Guest room ©Andreas Jung

2. Mediterranean cuisine

Food is an essential part of Boisbuchet. You will enjoy delicious, organic, creative and healthy Mediterranean food. We care for special diets and we grow our own vegetables in the garden!

Lunch at Boisbuchet ©Aneta Zeleznikova
The garden and Shigeru Ban's Pavilion ©Abdreas Jung

3. Tuition, materials & tools

All the tools and materials are available on location, and our skilled technicians will help you with all your projects.

Jaime Hayón 2015 ©Ivy Tzai
Materials and tools in the Atelier ©Domaine de Boisbuchet

4. Guided architecture tour in the Domaine

In the context of our workshop programme, internationally renowned architects have constructed a series of buildings over the past years that present a fascinating contrast to Boisbuchet’s traditional buildings. They are practical examples of alternative materials and construction methods, sustainability and a harmonious interplay with nature, landscape and architecture.

The Château ©Choche Gomez
Le Manège by Markus Heinsdorff ©Enrique Mellado
The Japanese Guesthouse ©Deidi von Schaven
The Techstyle-Haus ©Julia Hasse

5. Fun & entertainment

We make weekly campfires to receive participants and meet each other. You will also discover "Porky's", our famous costume party in the castle’s “dungeon"

Campfire, Workshop by Alvaro Siza ©Ivy Tzai
Porky's, 2017 ©Zito Tseng

6. A place to breathe free

Boisbuchet is a perfect place to simply relax and reflect. There are yoga sessions in the morning for those who are interested, and you will find many inspiring places to read, to draw, to create, or just to rest peacefully.

Yoga session in the chinese pavilion ©Ivy Tzai
Drawing at the lake ©Zito Tseng

7. Leisure activities

Swimming in the lake, long walks, canoe-tours, table-tennis, soccer... exercising in the healthy countryside atmosphere is the best way to whet your appetite!

Participants swimming in the lake ©Domaine de Boisbuchet
Canoe-tour ©Micho Romero

8. Season exhibition and tutor's presentations

Each week we will have several inspiring conferences where tutors will present their work for all the participants. Every season we also prepare an exhibition in the Château with some of the most interesting objects from Alexander von Vegesack's collection.

Workshop results presentation ©Zito Tseng
Exhibition at Boisbuchet ©Domaine de Boisbuchet

9. Learning from the best tutors

You will spend one whole week working with some of the best experts in their respective fields. Every single workshop is a unique hands-on experience, with the guarantee of learning by doing.

Alvaro Siza in Boisbuchet ©Ivy Tzai
Shigeru Ban in Boisbuchet ©Domaine de Boisbuchet