Since my childhood times I have always loved wooden tobacco dryer barns : high, dark, austere and majestic. When I was told about their utility it was with a bit of a naive disapointment. I don’t know what kind of function I could have assigned to them but I already really loved their shape and design. Those black simple architectural volumes in the green countryside, gave the most powerfull contrast in my visual environment. Ask a child to draw a house, I bet it will be more like a tobacco dryer barn than a Girondine stone building. A tobacco dryer barn, as a child’s drawing has a pointed roof, tall walls, oversized door and a few windows. I find tobacco dryer barn contains the symbolic shape of the house, as the haystack by Monet contains the symbolic shape of the primitive hut.