French company Lumicene is using their signature windows as the foundation for LumiPod, a prefabricated curved cabin intended to provide city-dwellers a night in the midst of nature. The idea driving the project aims to help visitors to get in touch with the natural landscape, and this is accomplished via a huge glazed façade which spans five meters in diameter and can be opened up to the great outdoors.
The Lumipod cabin offers just 17 square meters of space, is located on a round shelter and is designed primarily for private use. Despite the limited amount of space, all the necessary commodities are there. The frame of the modern cabin is made of aluminum and is clad with boards of burned wood to blend in with the surroundings.
The interior is lined with plywood and has a bathroom, a closet and a bedroom. The room-high glazing surrounds the room and lets the inhabitants absorb the vast landscape. To connect seamlessly with the wilderness, the window slides to the side and creates as needed a largely open interior. With a single movement, the cabin eliminates the boundary between inside and outside, resulting in an unforgettable experience.
The Lumipod of course has electricity, water and sewage networks. It is equipped with a switchable Mitsubishi MSZ-SF42VE 4.2 kW air conditioning system to meet the heating and cooling requirements. This includes a water heater and a control panel. All these devices are discreetly hidden in the technical room behind the wardrobe.
No matter how advanced our technology becomes, nature will always be more impressive, which is why you should reserve some time for mini vacations in the backcountry. Using the Lumipod by Lumicene will help you reconnect to the great outdoors and meditate on what really matters.