If you’re relatively new to Inhabitat, you may not remember when we introduced Lovetann’s LEGO-like prefab-modular home concept. A little more than a year later (and following on the heels of their debut as the 100% Norway headquarters during London Design Week), they’re releasing two new models for homes! They’ve also got some gorgeous photos of the fully constructed original Lovetann show home, which we thought we’d throw in to complement the shiny new renderings.
Lovetann’s newborn designs, Lucida and Bloom, were developed by Snohetta in partnership with designer So Takahashi and artist Viel Bjerkeset Andersen. They both use the Lovetann building system as a baseline, but are extremely different from one other — far more than doubling the options for perfectly personal prefab.
Lucida’s primary attraction is a layered, floating wall panel system that permits constant reconfiguration of space. It also features two green walls, seeded with hops vines that offer shade and color. Bloom, by contrast, consists of a single, static unit inspired by yacht design, which contains hideaway room dividers, amenities and appliances that appear only when needed and stow away easily to create more space.
Though one house emphasizes fluidity and the other stability, they both revolve around elegant use of light and greenery to establish connection to the outdoors and give a sense of openness within a compact, efficient dwelling. Both will be available for purchase at the beginning of 2007.