Inhabitable Sculptures21. Nov2012
This project is a series of minimal spaces (less than 20 sq. meters), designed according to a specific typology of landscape. They are inspired by pure and simple sensations provoked by a specific outdoor scenery: a sea cliff, a sunflower / wheat field, a roof in a city, a dense forest.
Each Sculpture is designed as a land art installation that creates a trouble event in the landscape. But each Sculpture is also designed to be inhabited: It is a monastic place to retreat or to live in that offers a very singular point of view on the environment.
The minimalist approach concerns not only design but also function: these are not luxury fully equipped cabins lost in nature, but small scale intimate monasteries. A bare space that has no need for furniture: the interior design is included in the architectural concept. The only function of this micro-architecture series is to provoke a spiritual experience, to create a constant dialogue with its occupant." - Atelier 37.2