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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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By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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