The Crazy 300-Million Pound Bubble Mansion of Pierre Cardin
Where do the rich and famous go to party after a successful show? There is nowhere like Italian designer Pierre Cardin’s pre-historic inspired estate: ten pink interconnected domes stretching 1,200 square meters house ten rooms, three swimming pools, a 500-seat amphitheater, and lavish gardens against splendid views of the Mediterranean.
Hungarian architect Antii Lovag spread this majestic monstrosity like-no-other across the Massif de L’Esterel mountains. Everything is rounded with no sharp angles, even the randomly placed windows.
That rich textured red is Palais des Calles natural rock, covering most of the seating area, flooring, and stairs of the living room. It’s roundness all around as you can see in the semi-circle seating and individual pods.
Upstairs, we see a room fit for meetings (or fun). The different heights within the room add a space-like feel to the mix. The color scheme never deviates too much, and the cheeky circles in the ceiling can make one feel as if they’re congregating on the moon.
No two rooms are the same, and the interiors are designed in such a way that the different angles and directions project sunlight into unique shapes. The steel and glass doors quirkily flip to open and close doorways.
Roundness follows into each ensuite bedroom, some bathed in cooler tones like blues and greens. Things look even more spacey here, with wall and ceiling décor inspired by galaxies. Metallic decals further enhance the look.
Lovag aimed to augment the luxury factor by making every water element spa-like. The pools are embellished by little waterfalls on one end and tropical trees on another. Further homage to the solar system is paid through inimitable light refractions made by the skillfully designed shapes inundated throughout the mansion – showcased here through these black and white images.
Famous homes have famous views, especially enjoyable in all grand glory from the majestic amphitheater. Nature is the real show, providing an effortlessly spectacular experience to really push things over the top. One of Europe’s most legendary mansions certainly lives up to its name, and fails to disappoint, and is even available for rent or purchase.
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