Kengo Kuma’s ultra-minimalist trailer is the perfect shell for your nomadic adventures

October 14, 2016 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Kengo Kuma’s ultra-minimalist trailer is the perfect shell for your nomadic adventures

Snow Peak is a Japan-based maker of technical outdoor gear founded in 1958. Now a global retailer with two stores in the US, the company produces everything from nearly indestructible titanium mugs and utensils to stoves, tents, and even camping furniture. All of their pieces are thoughtfully designed with real-world use in mind, but Kengo Kuma’s tiny minimalist trailer takes the cake (or, perhaps more appropriately for the camping crowd, the s’more). Related: Top eco-friendly camping gear for conscientious outdoor enthusiasts The trailer ’s walls are lined in raw plywood, mimicking the bare bones functionality of the tatami mats found in traditional Japanese homes. The tiny portable shelter has a few clever features integrated into its design, which other trailer makers should heed post-haste. When closed up in traveling mode, the trailer is a sheltered box, but when parked at camp , its window and door coverings become awnings and tables, creating much-needed usable surfaces without requiring extra pieces of furniture. Beyond that, the trailer is a blank canvas to be utilized in whatever way its owners see fit. The renowned architect’s unique trailer is available for purchase from Snow Peak for $33,800 (3.5 million yen), tax excluded, for a basic model. A tiny shelter on wheels with LEDs and a bed platform will cost a little more. Right now, sales are limited to those within the company, but the retailer said general sales will be offered next spring. + Kengo Kuma and Associates + Snow Peak Via Treehugger Images via Kengo Kuma and Associates

Original post:
Kengo Kuma’s ultra-minimalist trailer is the perfect shell for your nomadic adventures

Lotus Belle Outback Tent provides a temporary luxury space with multiple purposes

March 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Lotus Belle Outback Tent provides a temporary luxury space with multiple purposes

Read the rest of Lotus Belle Outback Tent provides a temporary luxury space with multiple purposes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beautiful portable shelters , green tents , green travel , large event tent , lotus belle , lotus belle outback tent , Lotus Belle tents , luxury tents , portable shelter , tents for events

See more here: 
Lotus Belle Outback Tent provides a temporary luxury space with multiple purposes

Tiny Taku Tanku Mobile Shelter is Carved Out of Recycled Rainwater Tanks

August 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Green, Recycle

Comments Off on Tiny Taku Tanku Mobile Shelter is Carved Out of Recycled Rainwater Tanks

New York-based architects Stereotank have an established practice designing interactive installations and oversized musical instruments and have often used recycled rainwater tanks in their work. Now, in collaboration with Japanese designer Takahiro Fukuda, they have extended their experimentation with tanks with Taku Tanku — “a traveling little house ” made from two 3,000 liter water tanks. Read the rest of Tiny Taku Tanku Mobile Shelter is Carved Out of Recycled Rainwater Tanks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: caravan , DIY , mobile homes , portable shelter , Reclaimed Materials , Solar Power , stereotank , Takahiro Fukuda , Taku Tanku , tiny homes , water tank

Here is the original: 
Tiny Taku Tanku Mobile Shelter is Carved Out of Recycled Rainwater Tanks

Stealth Barn is a Striking, Shadowy Guest House in the Cambridgeshire Fens

August 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Stealth Barn is a Striking, Shadowy Guest House in the Cambridgeshire Fens

Read the rest of Stealth Barn is a Striking, Shadowy Guest House in the Cambridgeshire Fens Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse , barn conversion , carl turner , Carl Turner Architects , Converted Ban , eco design , England , glass doors , green design , Norfolk , Ochre Barn , oriented strand board , Stealth Barn , sustainable design

View original post here: 
Stealth Barn is a Striking, Shadowy Guest House in the Cambridgeshire Fens

Tentsile Treehouse Tents Provide a Safe Haven in the Treetops!

March 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Tentsile Treehouse Tents Provide a Safe Haven in the Treetops!

Read the rest of Tentsile Treehouse Tents Provide a Safe Haven in the Treetops! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Disaster-proof design , eco design , flexible accommodations , green design , hanging tent , portable accommodations , portable shelter , portable treehouse , shelter , suspended tent , sustainable design , TENT , tentsile , UK        

Go here to read the rest: 
Tentsile Treehouse Tents Provide a Safe Haven in the Treetops!

Suspended Tentsile Hanging Tent Provides a Portable Safe Haven

March 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Suspended Tentsile Hanging Tent Provides a Portable Safe Haven

Read the rest of Suspended Tentsile Hanging Tent Provides a Portable Safe Haven Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Disaster-proof design , eco design , flexible accommodations , green design , hanging tent , portable accommodations , portable shelter , portable treehouse , shelter , suspended tent , sustainable design , TENT , tentsile , UK

Original post:
Suspended Tentsile Hanging Tent Provides a Portable Safe Haven

Bad Behavior has blocked 1124 access attempts in the last 7 days.