法国,嘎纳,泡泡宫/Antti Lovag

它的名字叫“泡泡宫”,很切合实际。它是一所住宅,它表达了建筑师Antti Lovag的基本概念,他视建筑为一种自发的形式游戏,充满乐趣和惊奇。该建筑建造于1989年,坐落在一个了望地中海的峭壁上。

它是“设计皇帝”皮儿.卡丹的住宅,它采用了建筑师Antti Lovag常用的泡泡形状。“泡泡宫”成为很多时尚照片的布景,它经常被电影节或是其它重大事件租用。它有视觉的效果,同时,它满足居住功能。

建筑师Lovag说:“也许是因为经济原因,或是缺乏相应的技术手段,人类把自己幽禁在方形的空间里,而方形的空间充满了端头和死角,限制了我们的行为和和谐感。”他对椭圆形空间的复杂性感兴趣,所以,设计了“泡泡宫”,建筑师Lovag认为:“直线是违反自然的。”人类的本性喜欢更为复杂的东西。

建筑师Lovag的观点是:我们的四肢的运动轨迹是圆形,视觉的范围也接近圆形。欢乐是圆形的,圆形是人类的行为方式。他把这一概念用于建筑设计中。以此理论为依据,设计了原型和实验的结构。

球形形式创建感性的内部空间,它们相交时,也符合建筑师的意图,同样很美丽。窗口的位置通常在现场由客户选择位置,而不是事先决定。他的建筑选择圆形的另一个原因是“它是最简单的建筑形式,只是一维,就是半径”;勿庸置疑,圆转化成三维的球体,还是最轻,最强,最重要,最有效的形式。

Lovag激进的球形建筑违背了标准正交体系的建筑规则。虽然他的工作获得了许多钦佩,但是Lovag没有一个长期的客户名单。他的哲学也许还需要进一步完善,他有三个准则:我不知道我的建筑会成为什么样子,我不知道它如何完成,我不知道它要花多少成本。

所有球面由轻网格和棒子做骨架,由建筑师Lovag和他的助手(或客户)的摆放,直到他们认为找到了合适的位置。再在骨架上浇混凝土,从而造出泡泡宫。Lovag不是为钱工作,而是用激情研究建筑和人类身体的关系。他已经90岁了,依然在设计,继续研究人的本性。

建筑师: Antti Lovag

地点:法国,嘎纳

项目年代: 1989

摄影: Sepientia, Modern Design Interior

参考: Antti Lovag


Fittingly named Palais Bulles, or Palace of Bubbles; this residence represents the fundamental ideas of architect Antti Lovag, who views architecture as a form of play- spontaneous, joyful, full of surprise. Built in 1989, it rests on a rocky cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Also known as the Pierre Cardin house, the bubble-f0rms of the architecture have created the most visible and well-known structures of Antti Lovag. The backdrop of many editorial fashion photographs, Palais Bulles is often rented out for film festival parties and other grand events. Although most reactions to the building are visual, an important aspect of architecture in Lovag's designs are how they can be inhabited, a term he coined as habitology.

"Whether for economic reasons or lack of technical solutions, human beings have confined themselves to cubes full of dead ends and angles that impede our movement and break our harmony." This explains Lovag's interest in the complexity of spherical and spheroidal rooms that constitute Palais Bulles. To Lovag, the straight line is "an aggression against nature," human nature to be more specific.

Lovag's point is that the motion of our arms and legs throughout space trace circles, similar to a circular field of vision. “Conviviality is a circular phenomenon. The circle structures the way human life is carried out.” He explored this idea throughout his career, building prototypes and experimental structures that reflected his theories on the human body and it’s occupation of space.

The spherical forms create sensuous interior spaces when they intersect, a bit foreign to the architect's eye but beautiful nonetheless. Placement of the windows are typically chosen by the clients of Lovag directly on site, without any prior considerations to where he wanted to feature them. Another reason why the circle is so present in his architecture is because it "is the simplest construction; it has just one dimension, the radius."; This is unsurprisingly transformed into the three dimensional sphere, which is the lightest, strongest, most material-efficient form of them all.

Lovag's radical spherical building block is a foil to the known rules of architecture and the known conventions of the standard orthogonal system. Although his work is admired by many, Lovag does not have a long list of clients. This may have something to do with his philosophy, three conditions he respects; I don't know what it"s going to be like, I don"t know when it"s going to be finished, and I don"t know how much it"s going to cost."

All spheres are constructed of lightweight mesh and rods, which are literally rolled around by Lovag and his accomplices (or clients) until they feel that the placement is appropriate. Concrete is then poured around the spherical frames to create what can be seen in the Palais Bulles. Lovag is not in the field for the money, but instead to pursue his passions in understanding architecture and the human body. Currently 90 years old, Lovag is still designing as he continues to study the nature of Man.

Architect: Antti Lovag

Location: Cannes, France

Project Year: 1989

Photographs: Sepientia, Modern Design Interior

References: Antti Lovag