On October 15th, 2019

Private visit of the « Bubble House » Maison Bernard in Théoule sur mer

The architect Antti Lovag & La Maison Bernard. Antti Lovag is the architect of the famous bubble houses. Born in 1920 in Budapest in Hungary and died on September 27, 2014 in Tourrettes-sur-Loup (Alpes-Maritimes), he is a Hungarian « hobbyist » architect specialized in the Maison Bulles and organic architecture.

From the 1960s Antti Lovag said he was « habitologist » and experimented with architects Pascal Häusermann, Jean-Louis Chanéac and Jacques Couëlle organic architecture inspired by the shapes found in nature to imagine more natural homes, in harmony with human morphology. He extends his work to the furniture of houses that adapt to curves. From 1969 to 1989 he will develop his first bubble house Maison Gaudet whose permanent expansion project will last 30 years in Tourrettes-sur-Loup, listed in the historic monument by the Ministry of Culture in 1998.

In 1971 he undertook the construction of Maison Bernard, a bubble house in Port-La-Galère in Théoule-sur-Mer with the patronage of industrialist Pierre Bernard from Lyon. Originally designed to be a family residence, today the house is one of the most successfully completed examples of organic architecture, where Antti Lovag was able to experiment with his most innovative designs for a human habitat. To meet man’s needs, this architecture assembles spherical spaces which adapt to the surrounding area by integrating the natural environment and responding to the aspirations of its inhabitants – going beyond strict rational necessities.

Antti Lovag is a precursor of the Blob architecture and inspired the Barbapapa house.

Reservation & information

Private visit in English. Price and detailed program on request. As we have only limited number of places, thank you for contacting us as per email at cotedazur@la-visite.eu