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PREFAB FRIDAY: Tom Kundig’s Mobile Rolling Huts
Posted By Olivia Chen On August 22, 2008 @ 11:04 am In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing | 7 Comments
Part pre-fab home  and part RV , Tom Kundig’s mobile home  ‘Rolling Huts’ are a tribute to the simplicity of rural Romanticism, much like their predecessor the Delta Shelter . While the Delta Shelter  was originally intended as a retreat in the mountains, the owner of the home soon realized he needed temporary residences for his guests, and so commissioned Kundig , to develop a series of mobile counterparts.
Each hut is constructed from a 200 square-foot steel clad box that rests on a steel and wood platform that extends the structure with 240 square feet of covered deck space. Entrance to the huts is granted through a double-paned sliding glass door. The interiors are outfitted in cork  and plywood, with walls featuring clerestory windows topped with a raised roof that floats at an angle over the hut. The exterior of the huts are finished with low-maintenance materials such as, steel, plywood, and car-decking that blend into the surrounding landscape.
To remain sensitive to their location in a flood-plain meadow or in an alpine river valley , the huts are raised a short distance off the ground, which was also necessary to meet the standards of zoning in areas of the valley that don’t allow permanent homes. Clustered together much like a herd, Kundig’s huts grant an unobstructed view of the mountains.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/22/rolling-huts-by-olson-sundberg-kundig-allen-architects/attachment/13590/
 pre-fab home: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/28/prefab-friday-zerohouse-shows-nothing-is-everything/
 RV: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/09/22/prefab-friday-quickup-camper/
 Tom Kundig’s mobile home: http://www.oskaarchitects.com
 Delta Shelter: http://www.oskaarchitects.com/Projects/38/Delta-Shelter
 cork: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/26/cork-mosaic-table-by-iannone-design/
 alpine river valley: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/03/13/alpine-house/
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