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France’s Museumotel is a Retro Retreat Complete With Bubbly Pod Homes!

Posted By Helen Morgan On May 28, 2011 @ 12:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments

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The interiors of the bubble houses [6] reflect their facades — they consist of large circular rooms with curved doorways and arching staircases. Situated on an island within a river, these concrete structures are only accessible by bridge and are surrounded by 41 acres of woods and a small artificial brook.

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Pascal Hausermann designed the project in 1965 when he was asked to elaborate on his modular building ideas, which were practical yet distinguished themselves from regular grey cities. Hausermann broke away from conformity and the rigid rules of architecture and was an advocate for alternative design and radical urban planning.

After a period of being closed down, sold, and then re-sold, the island-based complex reopened to the public several years ago under the new title of Museumotel.

+ Museumotel [7]

Images © SARL Museumotel – SCI Modules


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[3] Museumotel: http://www.museumotel.com

[4] retro architecture: http://inhabitat.com/habitat-67-montreals-prefab-pixel-city/

[5] sprayed with concrete: http://inhabitat.com/giant-shell-shaped-conch-house-made-from-local-materials/

[6] bubble houses: http://inhabitat.com/bubble-building-national-swim-center-in-beijing/

[7] + Museumotel: http://www.museumotel.com/

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