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Low impact living pods for artists in French forests

Submitted by on August 28, 2013 – 8:58 am
Inhabitat have an awesome article on innovative living spaces for artists to use during summer residencies in France.
Credit: Matali Crasset

Credit: Matali Crasset

Parisian designer Matali Crasset has produced a series of low-impact living pods in which modern artists can spend a summer residency while working in a natural setting. Dubbed “Les Maisons Sylvestres,” the four dwellings in the collection are located at Fresnes-au-Mont, in the forests of France. Made out of local materials like acacia wood, Douglas fir and galvanized steel, with its flipped-square shape the artists’ pods has been designed to exist, or even float, in the forest without causing harm to the environment.
Credit: Matali Crasset

Credit: Matali Crasset

Each pod rests its weight on various galvanized steel legs allowing only a small part of the surface to touch the floor. For this reason, they are foundation free and cause minimal impact to the land and living forms. Each pod also boasts an outdoor cooking space, which also be used to heat to the interiors. An elevated platform at the entrance provides visitors with a space to contemplate and understand their surrounding environment.

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