Three incredible examples of mobile architecture

(Image: Kevin Scott)

From tiny wooden summertime abodes in Finland to tricycle RV-style campers, ‘mobitecture’ is really going places.

An eclectic collection of mobile architecture is neatly cataloged in the new book Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move, comprising everything from a minimalist floating sauna designed for use on Seattle’s Lake Union to a waterproof poncho which transforms into an inhabitable tent . Compiled by Rebecca Roke, each one detailing resourceful structures that are, by turn, luxurious and bare-bones, elegant and outright unexpected. From disaster shelters to houseboats, cabins-on-wheels to tree-dwellings, no category is left unexplored in this inspiring compendium of wandering homes, huts, caravans, and tents from around the world—an ideal read for those contemplating, or merely daydreaming about, a more nomadic lifestyle.

This modern floating sauna, built for use on Seattle’s Lake Union, was funded thanks to a Kickstarter campaign and conceived as a way for locals to gather on the lake throughout the year.

As visually striking as it is functionally relevant, this waterproof poncho transforms into an inhabitable tent. Conceived by the English artist Lucy Orta, the piece was intended to raise awareness about issues of homelessness and displacement.

This souped-up version of the beloved Italian PIaggio Ape 50 van includes a bed, a fridge, storage for everyday wares and water, and room for seating and cooking. Conceived by the German designer Cornelius Comanns, who describes it as a kind of ‘base camp’ for its owner, the so-called ‘Bufalino’ even has a stylish plaid exterior.



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