Antti Lovag

Palais Bulle (Espace Cardin), Théoule-sur-Mer, 1988-1992

Nestled in the heights above Théoule-sur-mer, in l’Esquillon, the Espace Cardin stands out as the crowning achievement of Antti Lovag’s “habitalogical” research. This “Bubble Palace” was initially planned for Pierre Bernard, who died in 1991. Though unfinished, it was bought by the famous couturier in 1992 and completed in 1993. The dwelling is an arrangement of spherical pods creating a curved space designed to enable several aspects of home life to coexist: a dining room, whose shell opens in the middle onto the terrace, with a mezzanine in the shape of a hammock with its own staircase for access. One can easily move about unhindered from one space to the next with just a few steps raising the floor level between them, located directly underneath the intersection of their respective vaults. As one progresses through the house, view points are constantly changing, thanks to sky domes and picture windows. The sky domes are particularly efficient in fulfilling their function of ventilation in the upper areas of the lived in volume, but above all, they are, depending on their various inclines, a source of light for the house.

Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1988-1992 Façade est 000 20 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1988-1992 Plan coupe 000 07 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1988-1992 000 08 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1988-1992 Projet d'habitat expérimental, Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Plan coupe 000 09 26 a
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1988-1992 Plan coupe 000 09 26 b
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1988-1992 000 16 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1988-1992 Façade sud 000 21 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1989 Coupe 1 000 14 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1989 Plan de masse et plan de situation 000 19 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1989 Coupe 2 000 22 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1989 Façade sud 000 23 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1990 Calcul des surfaces 000 05 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1990 Plan niveau A et vue de la zone d'implantation 000 15 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1990 Niveau B 000 17 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1990 Schéma circulation / niveau E 000 18 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1990 Niveau D 000 24 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1990 Plan d'ensemble 000 26 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1992 Plan de masse et de situation 000 01 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1992 Façade est, coupe A 000 02 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1992 Façade ouest et sud, coupe B 000 03 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1992 Coupe 1 000 04 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1993 Niveau C 000 25 26
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1988-1992 Plan coupe F-000 09 26 b
Espace Cardin, Théoule-sur-Mer 1988-1992 F-000 16 26
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