Discovering the world without leaving a trace

Jean-Marie Massaud with the ONERA presents Manned Cloud – a conceptual airship hotel sustainably reducing the impact of tourism infrastructure.

Looking at alternative ways around travel and leisure, Jean-Marie Massaud with the ONERA presents ‘Manned Cloud’ – a conceptual airship hotel sustainably reducing the cultural, environmental and economic impact of tourism infrastructure.

Aimed at skillfully balancing pleasure and responsibilities – Jean-Marie Massaud worked with the visionary technological organization ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales) on this fascinating innovative project. 

“Manned Cloud is a harmonious combination of the usual components of travel, from transportation to accommodation and discovery, all assembled in one single concept – a flying hotel. 

By freeing from gravity and infrastructures, it would give access to sites without traces and intrusion” says Massaud.

© Jean-Marie Massaud

Right from architecture to objects, from macro environments down to micro contexts – Massaud has been brilliantly working on an extensive range of projects, with his ability to seamlessly blend elegance with comfort. 

Washing away the image of the Zeppelin, Manned Cloud is a futuristic proposal where the time of discovery and the time of displacement are effortlessly synchronized.
Its eclectic one-of-a-kind design merges the natural intelligence of the whale’s shape with a “0 energy” propulsion – “a white whale for relevant aerodynamism, to talk about lightness, serenity and symbiosis” Massaud adds.

© Jean-Marie Massaud
Manned Cloud by Jean-Marie Massaud
© Jean-Marie Massaud


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