Michael Jantzen Launches Transformable M-Velope Shelters Made from Sustainably Grown Wood

by , 05/02/14
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

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Michael Jantzen‘s M-Velopes are based on the M-House, a reconfigurable structure that has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Jantzen’s recent investigation into interactive, customizable structures generated a series of smaller units perfect for a wide range of uses.

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Jantzen derived the form of his prefab M-Velopes through the subdivision of much simpler forms. The structures come with built-in furniture, and they can be transformed to provide more or less daylight, space, and ventilation by simply folding or unfolding panels. The pod-like buildings are made from painted and preserved sustainably grown wood, and they can serve as garden gazebos, art studios, personal retreats, and more.

+ Michael Jantzen Studio

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