lovo - shelter in a glowing cosmic egg by ecru architetti lovo - shelter in a glowing cosmic egg by ecru architetti
jul 28, 2013

lovo - shelter in a glowing cosmic egg by ecru architetti

lovo – shelter in a glowing cosmic egg by ecru architetti
all images courtesy of ecru architetti




a refuge space free from dimensions, ‘lovo’ by italian firm ecru architetti is an area without geometry where one can return to an embryonic-like state and connect with nature. constructed as a warm, safe sphere, the uterine dimension is made of doorways with an unknown atmosphere that draws people in. designed to represent the cosmic egg, an ovule that acts as a shelter the space becomes an emotional room in which people can seek refuge from the outside world. located in the park of paduli, the olive trees provide strong roots for the project’s design. ‘lovo’ is a stratified bubble nestled under the foliage of the tress above. the structure consists of two membranes, one is more external – the shell of the egg, white and compact but at the same time fragile and porous. the inner, more dense and opaque, is the yolk. this ‘yolk’ is the liquid heart of the project, the spatial and poetical driver of the research. in the center, is a trunk of the olive tree, which provides structural support. the external membrane is constructed with a thick awning and a white net for gathering olives. the nets are connected to a structure made of commune reed, which draws a circle around the olive tree. the inner space supports the awning made of an orange net, which is used to harvest the olives. the inner ‘room’ has sacks made of jute full straw to create a large soft surface and lamps that are fueled by the oil taken from squeezing olives. a pleasant, romantic atmosphere, the ‘lovo’ is illuminated at night as it looks like a glowing lantern in the landscape. 



video courtesy of simon bertoletti




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  • Could be cool, if they just allowed it to be what it is: a roofless pavilion, with two nets for walls and a bunch of oil lamps. Looks pretty good at night. Cool place to chill.
    Instead we have a Nuevo, Lovo, Disco kinda thing, a “program” of cosmic emo ovum, with yolko eggo wombo stuff, and an olive tree. WTF.

    mkc says:

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