urban camping: creative art tents open in amsterdam urban camping: creative art tents open in amsterdam
jul 30, 2013

urban camping: creative art tents open in amsterdam

 

urban camping: creative art tents open in amsterdam
‘markies’ by eduard bohtlingk

 

 

a collection of unique art objects are available for accommodation, combining camping and art. located at the vliegenbos campsite in amsterdam, designers annette van driel and francis nijenhuis have created urbancampsite, an outdoor interactive display of temporary art objects available for rent. from august 16 to september 30, 2013, visitors can stay in one of the creative shelters, which have been created by contemporary industrial designers.

 

each of the fifteen mobile units placed on the campground are equipped with a comfortable bed, which sometimes doubles as a small living space. in addition, urban campsite offers guests a zone for campfires, hammocks to relax, a wood-fired sauna, and a picnic spot in front of each installation. the site also provides the visitors with general amenities — a restaurant, a well-stocked shop, laundry and a shower. the creative expression stop stop at the art objects: temporary photo exhibitions will be shown on the grounds, one of the fields will be arranged as a sculpture garden, and the terrain’s decoration will be changed regularly.

 

 

 
‘markies’ by eduard bohtlingk
image courtesy of bohtlingh architectuur

 

 

with its compact, tented roof and folded floors that triple in dimension, the ‘markies’ cottage designed by eduard bohtlingk is as mobile as a caravan. it features a bedroom with a canvas privacy divider, a sitting room, and a small kitchen fitted with a stove, sink, table, and multiple storage spaces. it is available for a maximum of four people, and rents for EUR 80 per night.

 

 


‘markies’ by eduard bohtlingk
image courtesy of bohtlingh architectuur

 

 

‘polaris m’ is a tubular space, made out of an old polyester silo, that serves as a temporary shelter. the spaceship-like structure, designed by boris duijnevel, has a small table, which opens up into a bed, and two padded benches inside. it is available for a maximum of two people, and rents for EUR 80 per night.

 

 


‘polaris m’ by boris duijneveld

 

 


‘polaris m’, in the workshop during construction

 

 


‘polaris m’ by boris duijneveld
image courtesy of mud projects

 

 

this large purple sperm is blown up to extreme proportion. visitors enter through the head of the sperm where they will find a bed and a small desk fitted inside. it is available to rent for a maximum of two people, for EUR 100 per night. ‘darwin’ is designed by atelier van lieshout and was part of his exhibit ‘infernopolis’ at submarine wharf in rotterdam. you can see designboom’s coverage of this art piece, along with other bizarre installations from the exhibit here.

 

 


‘darwin’ by atelier van lieshout

 

 


‘darwin’ by atelier van lieshout

 

 

this mobile camp is a suspended geometric structure, with an entryway built into the front. the swinging shelter by boomhuttenfest sleeps 2 people and rents for EUR 60 per night.

 

 


‘treehouse’ by boomhuttenfest

 

 


‘treehouse’ by boomhuttenfest

 

 


‘treehouse’ by boomhuttenfest

  • Would like to have seen more of the ‘Markies’ and not bothered at all with the rest.

    Ron Smith says:
  • What is the rest of that esoteric stuff doing with the appealing ‘Markies’ piece.
    I would really rather of seen more of that and none of the other ‘art’ pieces.

    Ron Smith says:
  • This is a European version of camping. Interesting!

    Mary Ellen Torobin says:
  • I love this tent! I want one!

    Marilyn Swart says:

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