"Leaning against the hill", the house signed LumiPod of the Lyon company LUMICENE is not blue like the one sung by Maxime Le Forestier but… round. Covering an area of 18 square meters, this unusual habitat offers a 180-degree view of the surrounding landscape. A concept whose first application has just seen the light of day in the south of the French Alps.
After being confined at home for two long months, many French people dream of nature and wide open spaces. What if we moved our little Parisian studio or bedroom in the heart of an uninhabited forest, where our only neighbors would be the neighboring oaks and the silent fauna? This is what the Lyon-based company LUMICENE offers thanks to its concept of LumiPod, a round cocoon that offers, for its first application, breathtaking views of the wild nature of the Alps.
“LumiPod is the experience of a night in the middle of nature, of absolute silence, a kind of return to basics. " LUMICENE
Concentrating in just 18 square meters a bedroom, a bathroom and a wardrobe, this minimal configuration combines comfort and night under the stars. Indeed, LumiPod incorporates a patented curved glass joinery of 5 meters in diameter allowing its owners to enjoy a 180 degree view of the outside. Wrapped in black tinted Douglas fir cladding, reminiscent of Japanese burnt wood - shou-sugi-ban - the small frame is an invitation to meditation and introspection.
The house is made up of two prefabricated workshop half-modules in Lyon, which are then assembled on site in a few days. The whole rests on screw piles and integrates without problem into its landscape, which it will not distort if it is caused to disappear. The model is also available in various formats, ranging from single rooms to luxury suites.
What brilliantly combine the comfort of a hotel room with the experience of wilderness camping.
To learn more, visit LUMICENE website
Photographs: Kevin Dolmaire