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Don’t Burst the Bubble House

House of the FutureWhat do you imagine a home of the future looks like? Do you think of the cartoon, “The Jetsons” or perhaps something more along the line of “2001: A Space Odyssey” where people are spending more and more time in outer space?

One way of looking at it is that if you moved into a home built in the past couple of years, you are living in a home of the future – someone’s future, anyway. Most of us think that the home of the future is one that looks like it could exist on another planet. And that’s exactly what architect Antti Lovag has achieved.

You might say that Lovag created a house that an alien might build, but it’s all relative. Lovag considers himself an anti-architect and is best known for his anti-house in Cannes, France. It’s known as the Bubble House. Want to move in yet?

The house is truly unique and challenges all the rules. Lovagg moves away from sound, structural theory and confronts the theory of the plane, vertical partitions, and angles. Within the home, it is apparent that flexible spaces, and organic shapes won the debate.

Built in the 1970s, the Bubble House is by no means a home of the future. It’s more than 30 years old! But, if you want to move into a home where rules are broken, the Bubble House serves its purpose. When Lovagg designed the structure, he kissed good-bye to straight lines and angles. Lovagg’s thinkings was that these things do not occur in nature so why should they in a house?

Jon Huser

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