the 'bunker' project by martin marro is an oil tank you can live in
 

the 'bunker' project by martin marro is an oil tank you can live in

in his latest work, the architect martín marro has taken an old gas oil tank and converted it into a capsule for living in argentina. the project, ‘bunker’, relates to an investigation that marro began in 2012 to reconstruct the memory of his family home, which had previously been a typical service station of 1940. the resulting design uses an existing form to create the ultimate compact dwelling accommodation.

the 'bunker' project by martin marro is an oil tank you can live in
all images and videos courtesy of martín marro

 

 

from the outside, the yellow colored tank appears unchanged, however, once inside, the cylindrical form opens up and is home to a sleeping space. given it’s previous incarnation as an oil tan, the ‘bunker’ cabin can be moved to various locations. in 2017, the unit was showcased outside the house that gave origin to marro‘s idea. later in 2018, it was also exhibited in context of #mac2018 contemporary art fair of the city of córdoba-argentina. in essence, the ‘bunker’ project creates a oil tank you can live in.

the 'bunker' project by martin marro is an oil tank you can live in

the 'bunker' project by martin marro is an oil tank you can live in

the 'bunker' project by martin marro is an oil tank you can live in

the 'bunker' project by martin marro is an oil tank you can live in

the 'bunker' project by martin marro is an oil tank you can live in

the 'bunker' project by martin marro is an oil tank you can live in

the 'bunker' project by martin marro is an oil tank you can live in

the 'bunker' project by martin marro is an oil tank you can live in

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘bunker’

architect: martín marro

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

  • Jimmy Xi, it’s a fuel tank recovered from the ground, there’s no way it can be aluminium cuz is like a “restoration and transforming” project. In our country fuel tanks from stations are buried underground. This was buried in Martin’s house, wich was a gas station before becoming a house.

    German
  • Great for the in-laws – that thing would roll down a hill like doomsday machine!

    A Brocklehurst
  • buen trabajo martin!

    danilo
  • An aluminum version of this would make a better RV than some presented here. ‘Not a bad idea …still, it looks like an MRI machine with a better interior.

    Jimmy

    Jimmy Xi

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