Truck-A-Tecture: A New Look at Mobile Living
Truck-A-Tecture is a new exhibit hosted by cultural organization KANEKO, examining a new wave of mobile architecture and prefab structures. It consists of four structures designed by various American design studios that examine nomadism, the concept of home, transportation, and trucking culture. More topics such as sustainability and technology are subtly interwoven and examined within the exhibit.
Pneumad is a structure by min l day, which is an inflatable dome-like structure that folds and can be flat-packed. When minimized, it can be pulled by any vehicle, making it easy for the traveler to use. When in use, it expands to become a large shelter with transparent “windows”.
Aero-mobile is Office of Mobile Design’s take on mobile living. It’s made of a lightweight, tent-like fabric that’s anchored by a strong metal frame. The dwelling starts off as a cube, and expands once it’s elevated to the top of a vehicle. The two sides flip down, increasing the space in the mobile home.
Architect Wes Jones created this Transformer-like dwelling named the Mobile Dwelling Support Structure (MDSS). It is a partitioned home that combines prefab living modules, each with its own function, such as a mini-kitchen, sleep, and dressing area. It has solar panels on the top that keeps the pod powered, while also providing shade.
Self-Lifting Mobility Project, from architect Mark Mack, focuses on minimizing the dwelling to make it easier to travel and moving up rather than outwards. Each element can be packed on the back of a trailer.
Truck-A-Tecture will be at KANEKO until August 23, 2014.