Antti Lovag lived on-site during the building process. After studying the nature and characteristics of the terrain, he began with an iron re-bar network that enabled him to visualize the interior spaces and define the openings to the sky, the sea or landscapes. He then cast a layer of concrete over this metal template.
The form of Maison Bernard was shaped organically, mostly on site, during construction. A steel rod structure was covered with layer of sprayed concrete in order to create the bubble forms that Lovag is so famous for. This process allowed a certain freedom and a performative aspect to the architect's work.
The house's brightly painted concrete creates a continuous interior landscape without clearly defined spaces; rooms merge into each other. Built-in storage systems, winding staircases and integrated seating areas give the inhabitants an amount of freedom and a sense of surprise – reminiscent of natural caves.