what better way to keep in touch with your creativity than with a holiday – that’s the founding idea behind the unique campsite concept, ‘designers on holiday’, inviting individuals to experiment with different ways of living.
waxed cotton tent
founded in 2014 by tom gottelier and bobby petersen, designers on holiday challenges creatives to build a self-sustainable campsite (which in true scandinavian fashion is extremely pleasing to look at too). the designers on holiday campsite is located in 15 acres of swedish gotlandic countryside featuring a mixture of limestone bedrock and dense juniper bushes.
the new sauna by will yates-johnson and james shaw
over the past 4 years designers from different disciplines and countries have built a wide array of essential amenities, including a wood fired bread oven, a one man sauna, a ten man sauna, a terracotta kiln, a pink hot-tub, a loom, a waxed cotton sailing boat, a herbal distillery – the list goes on. whilst these structures remain at base, adventurers do return home with a souvenir – the aim is that holiday-makers will teach one another tricks of their trade and obtain a new set of nature-sympathetic skills.
pink hot tub by james shaw
observation tower with built in shower on the ground floor
wrapped cabin by angela bracco and andrew sieger
a new micro cabin
inside the new sauna
waxed cotton sailing boat
10 standard issue camp tents
attendees hanging out around a camp fire
edited by: kieron marchese | designboom
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david chipperfield architects took third place, while copenhagen-based firm 3XN also made the top five entries.
the new structure sits upon the repaired victorian iron work of the original pier, and has been designed to kick-start the southern english town’s renaissance.
internally, the scheme is connected with criss-crossing passages that encourage constant dialogue and interaction.
the project was developed based on the modular composition principle, creating a proper rhythm in the façades and roofing.