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The Project LXV by Planda Modernizes King Louis's Luxury Cabin

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Oct 10, 2012 • References: planda.fr and muuuz
Looking like an iconic Le Corbusier house that's painted by the hand of de Chirico, the rendering of Project LXV by Planda is an engaging one. It might have surprised you to read that its inspiration came from an 18th century cottage in the garden of Petit Trianon at Versailles.

The reference becomes clear when you consider the floor plan that forms a St. Andrew's cross. The original abode took the same shape and housed a systematic program, with one primary living space in the center that was flanked by four more private rooms. Project LXV by Planda works with similar spatial divisions but incorporates another layer to associate each cubic arm with a different natural element.

Appearing undoubtedly contemporary, the stilted dwelling can be easily assembled in any setting with its steel frame structure.