mobile cloud hotel ‘refuge le nuage’ by zebra3 offers a dream city escape

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originally ‘refuge le nuage’ by zebra3/buy-sellf‘ was part of a commission by bruit du frigo to create suburban shelters for the 2010 panoramas, le parc des coteaux en biennale.

the name and shape are informed by the layout of beds, each one built into a semicircular extrusion delineating the cloud. with four alcoves, the unassuming installation sleeps seven.

without electricity, light pours into the space through diagonal windows. typically installed at park hermitage, the cloud is intended for camping,

however it has been relocated to several places around france as a mobile hotel that can be reserved for a night. after just two years of use, the little wood structure was refurbished

and replaced in lormont for the summer/fall 2012 season. back on the road in 2013, the cloud was most recently installed in paris, but will return to the park on may 29.

 

 

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‘refuge le nuage’ on the banks of canal saint martin, 10th arrondissement, paris

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video tour of ‘le nuage’ in paris on the 10th arrondissement

  

 

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looking out to park hermitage in lormont, 2010-2011

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 a spacious place to sleep in park hermitage in lormont, 2010-2011

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panoramic view captures all seven sleeping places

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located in park hermitage lormont until 31 october 2011 

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 aerial photo of ‘the cloud’ at park hermitage lormont, 2010-2011

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 in situ at at park hermitage lormont, 2010-2011

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