michael jantzen realizes the m velopes as transforming art retreat
all images courtesy of michael jantzen
designed as part of a series of functional art retreats, the ‘m-velope’ by american architect michael jantzen can be used to escape the hum drum of daily life. the structures vary in size and shape and their forms are generated by subdividing and hinging separate pieces together – folding them in or out of the original mass. the unexpected transformations can easily be added to and made larger, with the interior space increased by connecting the m-velopes.
the m-velope serves as a place to escape daily life
the small dwellings are mostly made from sustainably grown wood, which is colored with environmentally friendly stains or paints. the slotted panels, support frame, floor, and ramps, all break down for shipping and can be reassembled with little or no foundation, depending on the site specific requirements.
the form is generated by subdividing and hinging separate pieces together
entering the m-velope
the small structures can be easily added to
sitting inside the m-velope