Carry Your House on Your Back With The Wearable Tent

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Ever since Archigram presented the Suitaloon in 1968, (shown below fold), ideas have been put forward for minimalist shelters that one can carry on their back. This looks like just about the simplest one yet- a poncho designed to turn into a tent, from a Japanese source via Geekologie.

Here is that original suitaloon from Michael Webb of Archigram;

Then there was Justin Gargasz's Vessel Jacket, from Carry Your House on Your Back With Vessel by Justin Gargasz;

Lin Tsui-Wei's inflatable sleeping coat from Transformer Clothing: The Sleeping Coat Becomes Your Bedroom

Then there is the multi-person party dress, which becomes " a music pavilion worn exclusively by five women seamlessly injecting architecture into fashion by using the body as space. Step inside the dress, taste a sweet cupcake, and enjoy an evening of chamber music." Party Dress: The Ultimate in Movable Architecture

Tags: Japan | Less Is More | Living With Less


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