Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Combining sculpture, architecture and design, a Portuguese designer Gabriela Gomes has created a compact habitable module that has been titled Shelter ByGG. The red cloud-looking structure contains a double room with integrated WC, assuring the comfort and privacy for its guests. It doesn’t require any infrastructure and could be easily installed in any empty public space, inviting everyone to rest inside the sculpture.

The authors of the project paid a lot of attention to its sustainability, so the structure is mainly made of non-polluting and recycled materials like cork and topped with solar panels that meet the module’s demand for electric energy.

Shelter ByGG was recently presented and installed for the first time at Guimar?es 2012 festival. Now it is available for booking on the project’s website for 100 € per night for two people.

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

Compact living:: ‘Shelter ByGG’ by Gabriela Gomes

 

PROJECT DATA:

Dimensions: 295 x 645 x 230 cm

Team: Gabriela Gomes – Author, S?rgio Bessa – Architecture

Collaborators: Lu?sa Braga – Architecture, Renata Santos – Consulting architectural, Carolina Bastos – Marketing, Abel Alves – Building, CeNTI – Integration of sustainable energy systems, Hugo Amaral e Nuno Loureiro – V?deo, Real Light – 3D Images, ID-L – Production, Priscila Ferreira – Translation

Thanks: Filipa Teixeira, ?ngela Cris?stomo, Ana Lu?sa Machado, Manuel Otto, Paulo Alves, Ana Farinha, Pedro Pardinhas, Otelinda e Fernando Ferreira Gomes, Dalva Azevedo, InSerralves, All the partners

Photos: Joao Morgado

 

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