studio106 transforms a retro caravan into a mobile office studio106 transforms a retro caravan into a mobile office
mar 10, 2016

studio106 transforms a retro caravan into a mobile office

studio106 transforms a retro caravan into a mobile office
(above) the team working outside, enjoy a nice day and view
all images courtesy of studio 106 / © jo wickham

 

 

 

new zealand-based architecture and design firm studio106 has created a solution for those who wish to be outside during the summer months, instead of working inside the office. for this, the studio proposes to adopt and transform a retro caravan into a mobile working space, in order to maintain productivity while enjoying of the warmest season of the year. this type of choice gives both mobility and flexibility to the small team.

 

video courtesy of studio106 architect

 

 

 

‘reducing our functional footprint from a 95m2 office to a peripatetic yet practical space has been able to happen thanks to retro events,’ comments the studio 106 team. ‘using one of their semi-converted caravans as our home away from home not only will it provide the mobility and flexibility we needed, but it gave us the ability to park it on the site of one of our current projects.’

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going mobile allowed them to park up anywhere

 

 

 

in order to adapt the interiors of the caravan into an office, they stripped it down and implemented a ceiling installation and some soft furnishings. as for their work tools, due to the reduced space, they kept only the essentials: computers, chairs, an office plant and a coffee station. the desks were all made of cardboard, thanks to refold’s help, allowing for them to fold and refold as needed.

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the team positioning the caravan studio for the day

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dion, the director setting up and applying the finishing touches 

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the team unpacking the computers and organising 

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a studio with a view

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the team having an outside meeting on one of refolds stand up cardboard desks

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coffee break around the meeting table after the morning set up was complete

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working away with a few visitors dropping by 

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close up of the interior fit out which the team put together

 

 

project info:

 

where: akarana marine sports centre off tamaki dive by okahu bay
team: dion gosling and keri cunliffe from studio106 architect

photography: jo wickham photography

words by: claire mccall

 

 

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: juliana neira | designboom

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