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Matali Crasset Creates Living Pods for Modern Artists in the Forests of France

by , 08/22/13

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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.

Led by Le Vent des Forêts, the organization has six forest villages which have been hosting modern artists from around the world over the past ten years. This latest project has been developed in collaboration with Matali Crasset, employing volunteers from the villages in the area.

The pods will be rented out between the months of May and September.

+ Matali Crasset

+ ‘Le Vent Des forêts’

All images © Matali Crasset

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3 Comments

  1. caeman March 18, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I’m with calciphus…look at all of that wasted space! At least make it a circle so it is using less material while wasting wall space.

  2. calciphus March 17, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Ooh! High-density style way out where you don’t need it! No bedroom windows and a huge amount of wasted space so that it could sit on its side.

    Like most “Modern Art” – just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

  3. ines p March 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Very cool!

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