In a collaboration between Lumicene and french architect Christophe Benichou, they’ve created a compact, curved dwelling that can withstand multiple climates and weather conditions while also allowing the beauty of the outdoors in.
The dwelling has all the necessary rooms and amenities including a bedroom, kitchen, living room and a bathroom. What makes this new and compact dwelling stand out from the rest? Aside from it’s bean-like shape, the structure features curved, reversible sliding glass doors on both sides, allowing panoramic views of the exterior world extend into the interior design.
Lumishell is wrapped in an aluminum shell which is a flexible and lightweight material making it capable of withstanding many different weather conditions and environments. The reversible sliding glass doors allows access from both “relaxation areas” whether that be the bedroom or living room, providing a more free flowing, less restrictive environment.
In between the these two areas, you will find the kitchen and bathroom intelligently designed so as to not feel cramped when moving from one end of the dwelling to the other.
The photographs featured show Lumishell in the Salar de Uyuni Lunar Salt Desert in Bolivia, the world’s largest salt flat in the crest of the Andes Mountains.
It seems more free thinking architects, designers and innovative manufacturers are joining forces to create new, compact and modern dwellings that help to save space and help provide us with a deeper connection to the natural world around us.