A look at the futuristic cave-like house designs of architect, Jacques Couelle.
French Riviera, France.
French architect, Jacques Couelle has designed a haven of futuristic houses - the millionaires' village of Castellaras.
C/U of a 3-D architectural plan made from wire, clay figures are placed inside it. Top shot of the model and its creator, Couelle. Couelle picks up the model and places it on his head to get an inside view of the model. C/U of another model made from clay of a building that resembles caves. C/U of a charcoal sketch of a cave-like house. C/U of Couelle drawing another cave design. C/U on Couelle. M/S of Couelle holding a 3-D model of the design.
Point of view shot looking out of round cave windows over the Riviera. Various shots of a cave like veranda on a modern house. C/U of golden decorated doors opening. M/S of a couple walking towards one of the recently built cave houses. M/S of the couple opening a round shutter to look through one of the windows. C/U, looking from inside the house, of the couple. C/U, looking out of a window, of a garden pond, tilt up to the couple walking on a grass covered roof. L/S looking over a valley. M/S of the couple looking out from a balcony. L/S of the village - from a distance it appears "a typical Provençal hamlet on a hill top". M/S of a woman walking down some steps beside one of the cave houses. M/S, looking through the branches of an orange tree, of the woman in a courtyard. C/U of the woman picking a branch of blossom from a birdbath, she walks over to an archway and look over the countryside. M/S of a manmade waterfall. Various L/Ss of a big brick house with turrets, a woman arranges flowers between pillars of colonnade. Pan past arched windows to bunches of glass grapes hanging from a tree. L/S of doves flying over red tiled roof and turret.
C/U of the clay model of the cave house, it is slowly rotated to demonstrate how shadows caused by the sun are part of the design. More shots of the cave houses.