The world's most incredible mobile architecture
From eco-friendly structures to escape everything to private park bench office spaces, these are the best mobile spaces that have ever been built
By Tom Powell
Published: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Park Bench Bubble, Thor ter Kulve, UK, 2014. Recycled timber, nylon, solar panel, USB charging station. Credit: Namuun Zimmerman
Camper Kart, Kevin Cyr, USA, 2009. Steel shopping cart, chipboard, nylon, canvas. Credit: Kevin Cyr
Y-BIO, Archinoma, Ukraine, 2009. Steel framing, canvas, timber, steel, staircase. Credit: Aventoza
Antiroom II, Elena Chiavi, Ahmad el Mad, Matteo Goldoni, Malta, 2015. Wood panels, mesh curtains. Credit: Ahmad El Mad
Ecocapsule, Nice Architects, Slovakia, 2008. Fibreglass, aluminium, plastic, plexiglas, solar panels. Credit: Tomas Manina tomasmanina.com
Skum, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Denmark, 2016. Plastic, wind turbines, LED lights, ropes. Credit: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
The XS, So-Cal Teardrops, USA, 2004. Steel chassis, anodized aluminium, birch wood, aluminium, glass. Credit: Mike Pari, Gabe Pari, Sierra Pari
Nomad Sauna, Marco Casagrande, Norway, 2012. Timber, metal. Credit: Casagrande & Bjørnådal
Pull it, wheel it, ski it, drive it, walk it, swim it, climb inside it. No, contrary to what you're thinking, this isn't a shonky rewrite of Daft Punk's 'Technologic' for 2017, it's actually just a list of the ways you can move (and use) the weird, wonderful and often very practical mobile buildings in Rebecca Roke's new book Mobitecture.
Exploring everything from park bench office bubbles to modular beach bars on the Crimean coast, Mobitecture is packed with pieces of moveable architectural magic. To see some of our favourites, click through the gallery above.
Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move by Rebecca Roke is available to buy now for £14.95 (published by Phaidon). For more information visit phaidon.com