lumishell is a prefabricated dwelling designed to provide a comfortable cocoon habit in different, and potentially harsh, weather conditions. the project is a collaboration between luminene, a company that has developed curved, reversible sliding windows, and french architect christophe benichou. the team has designed the dwelling to sit in nature, providing panoramic views and creating an intimate relationship between interior and exterior spaces. 

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lumishell utilizes lumicene’s reversible window concept to create a structure for harsh environments
image by christophe benichou / lumicene 

 

 

lumishell is wrapped in an aluminum shell which appears to fold and shrink, following the curve of the bean-like structure. the small-sized accommodation houses all the necessities: a living room, bedroom, thin kitchen, and bathroom. the first installation of these structures is expected over the course of 2018. lumicene and christophe benichou sought to create a human habitat that can extend the boundaries of comfortable living in harsh environments.

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within the cocoon structure, all necessary amenities are provided 
image by christophe benichou / lumicene 

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the large window walls open to create a seamless integration of interior and exterior space
image by christophe benichou / lumicene 

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the small oasis provides breathtaking views of its surroundings
image by thibaut miossec / christophe benichou / lumicene

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one of the main goals is to allow the inhabitants to feel a closeness with nature
image by thibaut miossec / christophe benichou / lumicene

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the small space it utilized effectively, with two main relaxation spaces
image by thibaut miossec / christophe benichou / lumicene

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the lumishell is pictured here in the bolivian salar de uyuni lunar salt desert 
image by christophe benichou / lumicene 

 

 

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  • Please we’re they can be purchase and cost .I leave in North East Texas.

    Allee says:
  • I live in Colorado high desert and would like to know more about this structure..thank you

    Kasey Hill says:
  • Could you please send me purchasing information. Thanks. Nell
    [email protected]

    Nell Steel says:
  • I’m interested in adding 1 or 2 more of the circles to the structure. Is that feasible?

    Sherrie Arn says:
  • Allee, Kasey, please send us a quick email at contact(at)lumi-shell.com so that we can answer your questions ! LumiShell Team

    Salvaie says:
  • Hi all, you can send us your questions at [email protected] or on our website http://www.lumi-shell.com ! thanks. LumiShell team

    clement - lumishell says:
  • What about the hard stuff like water, power, waste disposal, installation techniques?? I have been designing these kinds of structures for many years, and those are the most challenging things to deal with, especially in a harsh environment!

    michael jantzen says:
  • Where is the shade?! How is this a structure designed for harsh environments? Anyone that has been to burning man and similar desert environments that are shown in these images knows that this structure will be dust filled within a matter of hours and you will literary burn with the sun entering directly into these spaces.

    sebastian says:
  • We invite you all to visit the Technical Details section of our website http://www.lumi-shell.com.
    Lumishell is designed to provide both thermal and winter comfort, and its autonomy features (solar roof panels, rainwater recovery, eventual dry toilets etc) will depend on how remote its implantation sites will be.

    christophe benichou - lumishell says:
  • Perfect for my Colorado highcountry property.

    Joseph Marz says:

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