Hacked caravans that can be moved by bicycle. Mobile kitchens that come with everything you need to cook a meal. Floating "anti rooms" that are beautiful, but don't seem to offer much practicality. In her new book, Mobitecture, Rebecca Roke writes about mobile architecture in all its wonderful variety, and explores a lively collection of mobile, portable, and movable structures of all kinds.
Ranging from quirky to sensible and from rustic to deluxe, featured projects include houseboats, huts, and tricked-out caravans, alongside disaster shelters, wearable structures, and futuristic prototypes. This compactly designed package features more than 250 colour photographs and a smart, engaging layout that will appeal to anyone who appreciates the power of good design.
Rebecca Roke writes about architecture and design, drawing on her architectural background and extensive experience editing and researching in that field. Rebecca was previously editor of Monument magazine in Australia and for Foster + Partners in London. She is the author of Nanotecture, also published by Phaidon. You can purchase Mobitecture over on uk.phaidon.com.
All images courtesy of Phaidon. Main image: Pop-Up Caravan, Tas-ka, The Netherlands, 2014. Steel chassis, aluminium, rubber, corrugated steel, Plexiglas, chipboard. Picture credit: Hipaholic