Sebastian Maluska’s pop-up rooftop tent converts any car into a camper

July 31, 2018 by  
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As a student of the renowned art and design univeristy ECAL, designer Sebastian Maluska has come up with some seriously innovative designs, and his latest creation is no exception. Geared towards the adventurous spirit in us all, The Nest is a simple, pop-up rooftop tent – made out of nothing more than aluminum and fabric – that turns any vehicle into a home in mere seconds. Maluska designed The Nest tent’s shape and size to provide a compact shelter for on-the-go adventurers that takes up minimal space on top of a car’s roof. According to Maluska, his inspiration for the concept came from the sailing world – specifically, using lightweight but durable materials that don’t create resistance against the vessel. Related: The Tamarack Constellation Rooftop Tent Boasts an ‘Emergency Unisex Urinal’ The tent consists of two lightweight aluminum frames covered in a waterproof sailing fabric with two side windows. The tent’s fabric was key in creating a sturdy protective cover, but was also incorporated as a structural element. Rope is used to connect the fabric to the frame and the car’s rooftop, creating a more comfortable sleeping experience. When closed, the upper frame of The Nest overlaps the lower frame, which creates an aerodynamic angle that doesn’t drag down the car. Pulling on a pin at the front of the tent opens the frame automatically thanks to a simple gas spring. The tent’s ladder, which is stored in a fabric pocket underneath the sleeping surface, can be pulled out and hooked on both sides in a matter of minutes. Once opened, the tent provides plenty of space for two people to sleep comfortably. Two side windows open up the interior space, and there is ample room to sit up while still being protected by the tent’s roof. As an additional bonus, sleeping bags can be stored inside when the tent is closed. According to Maluska, The Nest design’s was inspired by the need to create a more affordable and simpler way to sleep while on the road, “I spend a lot of time outside doing sport[s] like skiing and surfing,” said Maluska. “It is always nice to be the first on the mountain or the first in the water. Therefore I have to sleep right at the spot.” + Sebastian Maluska Via Dezeen Images via Sebastian Maluska

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The super-durable Sky Pod tree tent can support up to 550 pounds

May 1, 2018 by  
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This new hanging tree tent lets campers avoid the rocky landscape by sleeping the night away while suspended from the treetops. The Sky-Pod is a cocoon-like tent with a suspension system that supports up to 550 pounds. Inside the webbed module, there is plenty of space for two people to lie down, sit and even stand up. The design for the Sky-Pod has an interesting history. It was first conceived as a mobile hanging space for urban areas–a new take on public benches. Its bell-shaped frame takes its inspiration from the voluminous, semi-rigid petticoats of Victorian-era dresses. The design team made clever use of military surplus materials to create an urban cocoon with a wide base. Related: Cacoon is a hanging tent that lets you get away from it all After years of tweaking the design, the suspended shelter was recently launched into the market. Geared towards campers, gardeners, and nature lovers, the tent is 7 feet wide at its base and 9 feet high. These spacious dimensions were strategic to let campers enjoy the comforts of sufficient sleeping room and the ability to stand up, something rarely seen in conventional tents of the past. The structure is also quite sturdy. Made out of aluminum-pole-reinforced, load-bearing webbing and mesh, the system is strong enough to support up to 550 pounds. Since it hangs from a single point, setup is easy and fast. The tents are accessible through a ladder that leads up to a floor hatch. They also come with a variety of covers, including a mosquito net and a weather-proof cover. Of course, all of these unique comforts come at a fairly steep price. The basic Sky-Pod starts at $210, and prices can run up to $1,120. + Sky-Pod Via New Atlas Images via Sky-Pod

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Take a stargazing getaway in a translucent bubble tent in Australia

January 29, 2018 by  
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Sleeping under the stars is easier than ever thanks to Bubble Tent Australia . The glamping retreat lets adventurers stay in one of three translucent bubble tents tucked deep into the wilderness of Australia’s Capertee Valley – one of the most stunningly scenic landscapes in the world. Mayu Iwasaki and Sonny Vrebac were inspired to found Bubble Tent Australia after they took in a meteorite shower on a clear night at the Mt John observatory. After the experience, they returned to their roofed accommodations still wishing they could lie underneath the starry skies. Bubble Tent Australia, therefore, was born out the desire to let others enjoy non-stop night views in a stunning location. Related: Giant bubble “greenhouse” covers this lush new retail center in Turkey The tents come with all the basics to provide a perfect off-grid escape into nature. A large bed makes up the main bubble, while an attached smaller bubble houses the bathroom with composting toilets . All of the sites come equipped with outdoor kitchens and open-air seating areas with telescopes for optimal star gazing over the valley. The glamping bubbles are located in strategic locations overlooking Capertee Valley, the world’s second largest canyon. The Leo tent is located at one of the highest points in the entire Valley and the Cancer tent is tucked into a stunning gully surrounded by cliffs. But if you’d like to really splurge on your trip, make sure to check out the Virgo, which comes equipped with a warm wood-fired hot tub, private herb garden and a beautiful outdoor seating area. + Bubble Tent Australia Images via Bubble Tent Australia

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Aging Portuguese granary transformed into a serene sanctuary in the trees

January 29, 2018 by  
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The Dovecote-Granary in Portugal is a temple in the trees where people can reconnect with nature and themselves. The simple structure stands on the granite foundation of what was once a 19th-century maize granary. Tiago do Vale Arquitectos took cues from traditional local architecture while reconstructing the rotting building as a place of serenity and contemplation. The structure combines three vernacular typologies: granary, dovecote, and drying shed. It is built out of oak wood in the same style as the granaries that stood there for centuries. Sadly, the wood of the granaries had rotted beyond salvage, so the architects documented the existing structure and re-constructed it out of fresh wood. By documenting the original building in its entirety, as well as the building techniques used in its construction, the architects managed to successfully re-create the building stronger than it was originally, while preserving its spirit and giving it new life. Related: Salima Naji’s Preservation of Sacred Moroccan Granary Sites Nominated for Aga Khan Award With farming disappearing from the area, the original function of the structure became obsolete. This prompted its current use as a kind of temple, a sanctuary among the tree canopies, and an iconic shape in the rural landscape of the Minho region. The architects reconstructed the two granaries on the original foundation to act as the walls of the new building and topped them with a dovecote, while the interior re-creates the traditional drying shed. + Tiago do Vale Arquitectos Via ArchDaily Photos by João Morgado

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Lightning-proof Bolt tents will keep you safe in a storm

February 10, 2016 by  
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This gorgeous bamboo (f)route POD is perfect for your glamping getaway

April 10, 2015 by  
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Casa BS is an understated residence clad in locally-sourced flagstone

April 10, 2015 by  
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Temperature-regulating Thermo Tents offer the most comfortable camping experience ever

March 26, 2015 by  
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Summer is coming and we can’t wait to go camping ! However, those freezing nights and hot mornings can suck the fun out of the experience and make the most adventurous people grumpy. Irish firm Thermo Tent designs well-insulated camping tents that maintain constant internal temperatures and muffle noise transfer from the outside, as well as the inside. The technology they use reduces the spikes in temperature which usually occur with regular tents, making the camping experience more fun for everyone. Read the rest of Temperature-regulating Thermo Tents offer the most comfortable camping experience ever Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: camping , camping season , comfort camping , comfortable camping , eco camping , fiberglass , glamping , insulated tent , insulated tents , insulating camping tents , Ireland , Irish Thermo Tent , kickstarter , kickstarter campaign , lightweight structure , temperature regulated panels , temperature-regulating tent , tent design , thermally insulated material , Thermo Tent , tunnel tents

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Kengo Kuma wins design competition for new Paris Metro station

March 26, 2015 by  
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Japan-based architecture firm Kengo Kuma & Associates  has been named as the winner of the design competition for a new Paris Metro station. The 45,000-square-metre metro stop, located in the northern suburb of Saint-Denis, is one of three new stations that will be built to extend the Paris Metro network. Kengo Kuma & Associates’ winning design will be a nine-story complex, including shops, a business center, and a library. Read the rest of Kengo Kuma wins design competition for new Paris Metro station Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: japan architecture firm , japanese architecture , Kengo Kuma , paris metro design competition , paris metro expansion , paris metro line , paris metro stations

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Glad’s Brilliant Trash Bag Tent Could Solve the Waste Problem at Music Festivals

May 9, 2013 by  
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California-based company Glad may specialize in dustbin liners and food storage containers, but they recently unveiled a brilliant one-person trash bag tent for camping , music festivals and other outdoor events. The concept was launched at the SXSW 2013 music festival in Austin, Texas, where tents were distributed to campers and festival attendees on the condition that they would use them after the festival as garbage receptacles for cleaning up their campsite. Read the rest of Glad’s Brilliant Trash Bag Tent Could Solve the Waste Problem at Music Festivals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: camping tents , ForceFlex trash bags , Glad trash bags , green initiatives , green tent design , music festival tents , music festivals waste , SXSW 2013 music festival , tent design , tents , waste collection , waste control , waste reduction initiatives        

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