discarded construction trailer transformed into flexible dwelling discarded construction trailer transformed into flexible dwelling
mar 11, 2014

discarded construction trailer transformed into flexible dwelling

discarded construction trailer transformed into small dwelling
all images courtesy of karel verstraeten




after purchasing a discarded construction trailer for just €15, owners kris and griet together with gent-based architecture practice karel verstraeten have transformed it into an inhabitable space. wanting to create a small dwelling that could be used for either studying and resting or partying, the unit was pulled to the back of the garden by a local farmer and its existing structure completely stripped back and replaced with new materials. the outside was covered using lines of oak wood, which are only interrupted by a circular window that lets light through and offers views out to the surrounding meadow. the rounded roof shape was repeated on the inside, with the edges of the walls curved using plywood, while flexible shelving was integrated into the layout so that the trailer can be used in multiple ways.


the interior was formed using rounded sheets of plywood


flexible shelving was integrated into the layout


view looking through the bubble window


exterior view


detail of the window


clay model





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