Chilean architecture student Rodrigo Cáceres Céspedes designed a translucent cabin to shelter people and their bicycles in rural areas. Made from a lightweight aluminum structure and a double-layer micro-punctured cloth, Endless Cycling provides comfort to mountain bikers making the trip around the Andes Mountain more enjoyable. Designed with sustainability in mind, this faceted portable shelter is illuminated with pedal power.
Endless Cycling is Cáceres Céspedes’ first prototype, created as a mobile construction that can be used for bike training, racing or touring purposes. Already tested in Chile’s Central Valley, Pencahue, the faceted cabin features two adjustable sliding legs to adapt to irregular terrain. More comfortable than a tent yet easy to set up and dismantle, its shape is a sort of “parallelepiped deformed progressively through various stages.”
The cabin’s structure is made from connected steel and aluminum parts wrapped in a double-layer of micro-punctured fabric that protects it from the elements while letting the sunshine in. A pedal-powered generator gives off artificial light through LEDs and a solar water heater provides cyclists with much needed hot showers. With space for eating, sleeping and storing bikes, this unique construction is the ideal space for enjoying glorious landscapes and sharing the love for biking.
Via Arch Daily
Photos by Patricia Albornoz Avendaño, Rodrigo Cáceres Céspedes