If you enjoy camping in the wilderness but don’t like to leave the comforts of home behind, this pocket-size prefab space might be the perfect way to enjoy nature in style. Bungalove is a pop-up temporary living space that can be placed anywhere, packs up without a trace, and adapts to new and different environments. Designed by Italian Studio 63 Architecture + Design in collaboration with ED Contract, this prefab housing unit rethinks the future of portable housing.
Unveiled at the Sia Guest International Hospitality Exhibition, Bungalove is a mobile living space that can evolve over time and is designed for disassembly. The pop-up hotel consists of a platform and decorated walls that can serve as a single room or unfold into an entire small apartment. The fully customizable habitat is based on a flexible building system that can create everything from a simple village to a luxury resort.
Even though Bungalove is a temporary space designed for a temporary stay, it features good quality, long-lasting Italian design through and through. The space is equipped with high-end furniture and creamy unbleached textiles by Casamania and Frezza, as well as energy-efficient Danese Milano illumination, decorative locally-sourced wooden panels by Gizia, and stylish bathroom fittings by Agape. The interior flooring is composed of flexible modules that are extremely long-lasting and maintenance-free. For the exterior flooring the architects chose to trade typical wooden planks for a blend of recomposed stone and concrete by Listotech.
The Bungalove was inspired by the fantastic living cells and pods of the late 60s that sought to create compact and efficient living environments. Florence-based Studio 63 designed the pop-up prefab to encourage people to go back to the wild in style – at least for a short while.
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