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Neo-Chemosphere by ZYVA Studio and Charlotte Taylor

Project name:
Architecture firm:
Zyva studio, Maison de Sable
Massif des Calanques, Marseille, France
Tools used:
Autodesk 3ds Max , V-ray, Adobe Photoshop
Principal architect:
Anthony Authié, Charlottz Taylor
Design team:
Anthony Authié, Charlottz Taylor
Built area:
145 m²
Site area:
Design year:
Completion year:
Zyva studio, Maison de Sable
concept - Design
Residential › House

Anthony Authié, founder of Zyva studio and Charlotte Taylor, founder of Maison de Sable presents their second collaboration, « Neo-Chemosphere », a dreamlike project homage to John Lautner who design in 1960 a crazy alien spaceship house in Los Angeles.

In reaction to covid-19 crisis and climate change, the two designers envisioned a post-anthropocentric world where their house is staged in a pink world of a fantasized extraterrestrial’s archeological site somewhere on Marseille Calanques in front of sea.

Within an area of 145 m², the structure of the house is an octagon of 14 meters diameter placed on a concrete pillar stuck between the rocks. The interior is entirely draped with a white resin to create a strong contrast with the pink environment.

minimalist bedroom with panoramic view of the sea image © ZYVA Studio and Charlotte Taylor

Authie and Taylor genuinely created a peaceful and quiet atmosphere in order to make the visitor feel calm and relax, in a contemplative state of mind ready to meet with the beauty outside world Surrounding.

Exteriorizing interiorities, this project halfway between life space and spiritual place delivers a contemporary commentary on housing as retirement from society and reconnection with nature. The two designers seek to create a metaphysical relationship between architecture and its user.

Star Wars bedroom design image © ZYVA Studio and Charlotte Taylor

Balancing between modernist and sci-fi, the design space is also a tribute to the cinematographic visuals effects that emerged in the mid 70’s.

Alien, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars or Rollerball are among the main inspirations. These iconic shows were the first forms of an exaggerated future getting us out of a insipid reality.

ocatgonal house on a cliff in Massif des Calanques France image © ZYVA Studio and Charlotte Taylor

Like a romantic Odyssey, this place brings us back to basics, the beauty of loneliness, the aesthetics of a nature that offers unsuspected colors and the possibility of considering new worlds beyond the seas.

cliff house design image © ZYVA Studio and Charlotte Taylor

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David Jacklin -
Hello Zyva Studio, I'm David from Auroria World. We are looking to source 3D talent and assets for our metaverse world space, which is currently in development. I'm keen to open discussion with you on various partnership options we have on how we could work together to license your 3D work. For initial discussion, we are interested to explore licensing with you on your Neo-Chemosphere design. Please contact me on email at - david@auroria.world Be good to work with you.

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