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Cool Cloud-Shaped Prefab Retreat Treads Lightly on the Earth in France
Posted By Tafline Laylin On July 11, 2011 @ 6:18 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Prefab Housing | No Comments
The Cloud is an elemental, off-grid haven for travelers in France that treads very lightly on the earth. Originally designed as an art installation by Zebra3 Buy-Sellf for the Association of Noise Fridge, the shelter was part of the 2010 Panorama Biennale. Now it is a shelter that provides a cozy refuge for up to seven people. Located in a tranquil urban campground, the Cloud provides users only the bare necessities such as bedding, and shuns the use of both electricity and water.
The Cloud was prefabricated and then delivered to the Park of the Hermitage in Lormont. Treading lightly on the earth is central to the park’s philosophy, so travelers who book the minimalist space  are required to pack in and pack out whatever they may need to stay there. Made out of wood and plexiglass, this is a stellar example of prefabricated micro-architecture  that does not take up more than its fair share of materials or space!
From now until the end of October 2011, travelers in France may make reservations  to use the shelter for free.
Via CubeME 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/cool-cloud-shaped-retreat-treads-lightly-on-the-earth-in-france/bruitdufrigo-refuge-zebra3-7/
 minimalist space: http://inhabitat.com/the-shiners-minimalist-rocking-bed-is-built-from-industrial-waste/
 prefabricated micro-architecture: http://inhabitat.com/prefabricated-shelters-offer-a-jungle-eco-retreat/
 may make reservations: http://www.bruitdufrigo.com/index.php?id=171
 + Zebra3 Buy-Sellf: http://buy-sellf-zebra3.blogspot.com/
 CubeME: http://cubeme.com/blog/2011/07/11/cloud-shelter-by-zebra3-buy-sellf/
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