futuristic micro-homes land in marseille for 'utopie plastic' exhibition amid stone ruins – Designboom

in the south of france, three sci-fi-influenced micro-dwellings type a part of a brand new exhibition titled ‘utopie plastic’, or ‘plastic utopia’. the uncommon constructions, which date again to the late 1960s, function pavilions for the show of serious plastic furnishings items by designers equivalent to maurice calka, quasar khanh, and wendell citadel. the exhibition includes: ‘hexacube’ by georges candilis and anja blomstedt; jean-benjamin maneval’s ‘bulle’; and the ‘futuro home’ by finnish architect matti suuronen.

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all pictures by c. baraja / courtesy of friche de l’escalette

‘utopie plastic’ is presently on view by appointment at friche de l’escalette, a sculpture park set amid historic stone ruins on the outskirts of marseille. taking middle stage is matti suuronen’s ‘futuro home’, which was first unveiled in 1968. in complete, 60 saucer-formed variations of the construction had been constructed, which presently occupy websites everywhere in the world. initially commissioned as a vacation dwelling, the construction was designed to be transportable from place to put.

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matti suuronen’s ‘futuro home’ was first unveiled in 1968

one other pavilion on show is the ‘bulle six coques’, a construction conceived by french designer jean-benjamin maneval. one other ‘bulle’ unit might be absolutely renovated on-web site, with guests to the exhibition capable of monitor its restoration in individual. the ultimate futuristic construction was designed by georges candilis, an architect who labored in the workplace of le corbusier. candilis developed a seashore-facet colony of hexacube ‘house cells’, which was used as a vacation resort earlier than being dismantled. ‘pavillon-skulptur II’ a sculpture by swiss architect and artist max invoice can also be on view.

utopie plastic exhibition
60 saucer-formed variations of the construction had been constructed

friche de l’escalette opened in summer season 2016 as a park for sculpture and demountable structure. the personal establishment says that its fundamental intention is to ‘defend the poetry of the place’ and to foster the philosophies shared by jean prouvé, charlotte perriand, pierre jeanneret, le corbusier, and the individuals of marseilles. described as a work-in-progress’, the venue will host a unique exhibition annually freed from cost. discover out extra about friche de l’escalette here.

utopie plastic exhibition
‘pavillon-skulptur II’, a sculpture by swiss architect and artist max invoice, can also be on view

utopie plastic exhibition
the ‘hexacube’ was designed by georges candilis

utopie plastic exhibition
the uncommon constructions date again to the late 1960s

utopie plastic exhibition
the constructions function pavilions for the show of plastic furnishings items

utopie plastic exhibition
friche de l’escalette opened in 2016 as a park for sculpture and demountable structure

utopie plastic exhibition
the personal establishment says that its fundamental intention is to ‘defend the poetry of the place’

utopie plastic exhibition
‘utopie plastic’ stays on view by appointment till october , 2017

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philip stevens I designboom

aug 03, 2017

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