‘the black tent and loft’ by BUREAU Aall images courtesy of BUREAU A

 

 

 

swiss firm BUREAU A have sent designboom images of their reinvented traveling caravans where they explore the quantifiable value of space through a considered philosophy of thought. ‘the black tent and loft’ and ‘the traveling screen’ are both creative alternatives to open the debate about what is the status of space today, as well as a questioning of our living standards when it comes to designing a volume for living.

 

 

traveling caravans reinvented by BUREAU A‘the black tent and loft’ is an outcome of juxtaposing two icons of architectural history – the ‘tent’ and the ‘loft’, where the ‘tent’ refers to a semperian approach of textile architecture

 

 

 

‘the black tent and loft’ is an outcome of juxtaposing two icons of architectural history – the ‘tent’ and the ‘loft’, where the ‘tent’ refers to a semperian approach of textile architecture. ephemeral, technical and essential, it is one of the first architectures of humanity and one of the most efficient ones when it comes to extreme living conditions. the ‘loft’ is a sarcastic vision of what the loft culture of the 70s has become.from the large industrial warehouse spaces occupied by art communities in the US, the gentrification of everything has only left us with one possibility. to ‘loft’ one of the only available spaces today, that of a travel trailer. it is therefore envisaged as a free working space, capable of welcoming any kind of activity.  the superposition of both the ‘tent’ and the ‘loft’ forms a diagrammatic historical view of these two important forms of living.

 

 

traveling caravans reinvented by BUREAU Athe superposition of both the ‘tent’ and the ‘loft’ forms a diagrammatic historical view of these two important forms of living

 

 

 

‘the traveling screen’ proposes a double cinematographic experience where it works as an inhabited screen. it can offer an experience that only the intimacy of a motion image can provide and this can be shared with a few people in the interior of the caravan. it beckons a small community of people to take part in a sort of discovery. another experiene is can offer is the ability of films to appeal to a large public. ‘the traveling screen’ functions thus as a theatrical set and it refers to the first invention of cinematographical devices like the zoetrope or the praxinoscope. particularly the optical theatre of charles-emile raynaud who, by improving the techniques of the zoetrope he achieved projection to a screen making the animation viewable to a large audience.

 

 

traveling caravans reinvented by BUREAU A

 

 

traveling caravans reinvented by BUREAU A

 

 

traveling caravans reinvented by BUREAU A‘the traveling screen’ proposes a double cinematographic experience where it works as an inhabited screen

 

 

traveling caravans reinvented by BUREAU A ‘the traveling screen’ functions thus as a theatrical set and it refers to the first invention of cinematographical devices like the zoetrope or the praxinoscope