Tent Tenements: Modular System Connects Multi-Unit Tents


If ‘tent cities’ are defined by population density and small living spaces, one might characterize this creation as a kind of ‘tent suburb’ prototype by comparison – or a sprawling tent estate or Tent McMansion for large plots of camp-worthly land.

Then again, the interconnectivity makes it almost like a set of tent townhouses, too, or a sideways residential tent tower. But analogies and comparisons aside, the idea and its realization are superb: a complex of connected tents that each serves one or more functions within the larger whole.

At its heart is the decagon tent, a communal hub and origin point from which links to five other nodes can be extended.

These nodes, in turn, include a two-side-accessible link screen that can host up to sixteen people for dinner, a smaller terminal link dome that sleeps four and a car joint tarp that turns your SUV into an extra room.

Created by logos, the invention was a shortlisted finalist this year’s Japan Good Design Award in Tokyo for its creative redeployment of an age-old static prototype, adding flexibility to convention to open up a world of new possibilities.

So what comes next? A tent castle in the sky? Sounds fantastical, but it may not too far from the mark after all.

You Might Also Like
Supporters

Welcome to Dornob, an online collection of out-of-the-ordinary design ideas that might not make it into your more traditional architectural, urban and industrial design publications. We're curating the web to feature everything from over-the-top luxury to incredible innovation.

Get the free daily Dornob newsletter