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Pierre Cardin’s Bubble House ‘Palais Bulles’ by Antti Lovag

Palais Bulles Bubble House
Located in the heights of the charming village of Tourrettes sur Loup, this superb Bubble House is outstanding! The ‘bubble house’ of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France, is 42 years old and has yet to be finished, but that hasn’t stopped the French ministry of culture from listing it as a historic monument. Designed in the 70s by Hungarian architect Antti Lovag for fashion designer Pierre Cardin, the bubble house is futuristic yet organic, with lots of built-in furniture and oval, convex windows. The design is meant to take optimal advantage of the volcanic Côte d’Azur landscape, and its windows certainly provide a beautiful view of the Mediterranean.

Bubble house exterior

In 1989, Pierre Cardin, the famous Italian-born French fashion designer, became the second owner of the estate. 94 years old Cardin, bought the wacky Palais Bulles, or Bubble Palace, at auction in the early 90s after the death of its French industrialist owner.

bubble house palais bulles plan

Facing the bay of Cannes, this unusual place of 1200m ² area consists of a lecture hall (500 seats), a reception room, a panoramic lounge, and 10 suites. Pools and gardens extend over 8500m ² of land. Floor to ceiling windows, walls windows, waving and everything is spherical. extend these feminine forms in decorating with furniture custom designed to fit harmoniously architecture by contemporary artists.

The panoramic lounge, the reception room and the 10 suites decorated by contemporary artists like Jérôme Tisserand and François Chauvin draw every guest into a weird and wonderful world apart. The 500-seat open-air auditorium with its 370 m² stage overlooks the Mediterranean sea with a breathtaking view over the Bay of Cannes.

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The gardens, ponds and pools extend like the Garden of Eden over more than 8500 m². The Palais Bulles will provide you with an original setting for all your events, ‘soirées’, cocktail parties and TV programmes that will make people sit up and take notice.

Bubble House’s Features

  • Gardens & Pools:

This house sculpture color ocher fits perfectly into the site and blends with the color of the Esterel mountains. Overlooking the sea and dotting the terraces, pools, ponds and fountains.

Bubble House pool

Bubble house swimming pool

pool palais bulles

swimming pool Bubble house

Bubble house lawn

  • Amphitheater:

The amphitheater of 500 seats of 370 m².

pierre cardin bubble house amphitheater

palais bulles amphitheater

bubble house amphitheater

  • Suites & Rooms:

In the circular maze of the palace, we find 10 rooms decorated by contemporary artists Patrice Breteau, Jerome Tisserand, Daniel You, François Chauvin, Gerard Cloarec. They all have a different charm, a certain originality due to space the palace, and stunning views of the bay and gardens.

  • Reception room:

When you enter this superb reception room of 500 m², the eye follows the curves and volumes. This space is perfectly suited to the morphology and movement. Ideal venue for this evenings can accommodate 350 people seated.

  • Panoramic lounge:

On a rocky promontory, overlooking the Mediterranean, the panoramic lounge is a invitation to dream with its large windows which become engorged light radiation from the sun and the waves. The house has panoramic views of the sea and is totally secluded, a rarity on its stretch of the Côte d’Azur.

bubble house panoramic lounge

Project name: Pierre Cardin’s Bubble House ‘Palais Bulles’
Location: 33 Boulevard de l’Estérel, 06590 Théoule-sur-Mer, France
Coordinates: 43.488663,6.943549
Type: Villa, Modern House, Hill House, Luxury House, Concrete House
Guest Capacity:

  • 350 people for luncheon/dinner parties
  • 500 people for cocktail parties

Project Area: 1200 sqm
Site Area: 8500 sqm
Project Year: 1975 – 1989
Status: Built
Completion Year: 1989

 

In 2016, a five-year renovation by the French architect Odile Decq was completed.In March 2017, it was listed for sale. On the market with agent Tranio Overseas Property, it is priced at €350m (£305m), one of the highest asking prices ever for a European property.

Bubble house art wall
Art Wall
Bubble house corridor
Corridor

Bubble house entrance

Bubble house fall
Waterfalls spill over the building’s ochre surfaces and outside there are more than 8,500 sq m of tropical gardens and terraces with private swimming pools.

Bubble house pierre bulles sitting

Bubble house study

Bubble house window

palais bulles window

palais bulles exterior

palais bulles france

Palais Bulles

Pierre Cardin Bubble House Palais Bulles

pierre cardin Bubble House

the Bubble house

Bubble House Bedroom

Bubble house bedroom

Bubble house pierre bulles bedroom

Bubble House Bathroom

Bubble house washroom

palais bulles washroom

Bubble house bathroom

Bubble House Living Room

Bubble house living room

palais bulles living room

Dining Room

Bubble house dining

Bubble house diningroom

Bubble House Kitchen

Bubble house kitchen

palais bulles Bubble House kitchen

Palais Bulles kitchen

Bubble House Roof Top

Bubble house roof top

Bubble house roof

Bubble house top

Stairs

Bubble House stairs

Bubble house stairway

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