Friday, June 8, 2007

Bubble House (1968)

This French house, designed by Antti Lovag in 1968 and photographed by Ken Sparkes in 2006, is a shining example of paleo-futuristic design.

Many thanks to Richard Green for the link.

See also:
Desolation Row
Desolation Row in Color
Taiwan Has Abandonment Issues


Anonymous said...

Interesting how much it reminds me of "Barbapapa's New House" (see this synposis for a picture of the new house in question), from the French series of children's books. I'm pretty sure the book came a couple of years later on, so I'm wondering if it was inspired by the house you show, or if that was just kind of the Shape Of Things To Come, housing-wise, at the time.

Retro Attic said...


Won-Tolla said...

Doesn't it remind you of some houses in the Myst video game(s)?

Maybe that's where they got the idea.

Anonymous said...

Here's a little history of the house:

Arkonbey said...

Wow. I ususally dislike 'arty' houses, but that has a certain charm.