The Mobile B&B
May 4, 2012
It’s easy to describe the fluid forms of contemporary architecture as “dynamic”, forgetting that, despite the motion implied in their splined surfaces and windswept volumes, they lack to the locomotive capabilities to propel themselves to motion. In this sense, the only truly “dynamic” architecture would be those temporary, (gulp) pop-up, and mobile works which lend themselves to constant re-orientation and adaptation to new environmental stimuli. Architectures such as these are able to break free from their structural and cultural fixities to inhabit new terrains and encounter different and ever-changing spatial situations.
So naturally, that climactic introduction leads into a photo suite of a mobile B&B! Not just any moving bed and breakfast, mind you, but The Beer Moth. Using a retired fire truck bought from a fire museum (they exists), the vehicle’s interiors were transformed into a fashionably rustic sleeping and living chamber. Recovered materials such as an old parquet floor taken from a Tudor mansion, disused cabinetry and doors, and scrap metals contribute to the interior’s retro campfire appeal. The room’s canvas walls can be pulled away to vent out the smoke and odor expelled from the antique cast-iron range. In this state, the near claustrophobic arrangement of the room’s furnishing and knickknacks is diffused, with the living room opening onto the changing landscape beyond.
New treasures are always being integrated into the truck’s flatbed frame, the latest finds including a Victorian double bed and a partial doghouse. The Beer Moth is available for rent here. Click through for more.
All photos: Inshriach House
[via Laughing Squid]