Carry your house on your back with Steven M. Johnson's Parka Place

In 1968 Michael Webb of Archigram first showed the Suitaloon, a minimalist inflatable home that you carry on your back.

© Archigram

I thought it was brilliant and have been showing versions of tents that fold out of our clothing ever since, to much abuse in comments. Now it turns out that cartoonist/ visionary/ inventor Steven M. Johnson figured it out decades ago, calling it "a studio apartment with sleeves!" There is even a term for this kind of design- Hobotecture. Here are some of the other examples we have shown in TreeHugger:

More Hobotecture, houses you carry on your back:

Carry Your House on Your Back With The Wearable Tent

Archigram Ouvre Online, Ready To Inspire

Carry Your House on Your Back With Vessel by Justin Gargasz

Transformer Clothing: The Sleeping Coat Becomes Your Bedroom

And my favorite, for multiple accommodation: Party Dress: The Ultimate in Movable Architecture

Tags: Less Is More | Living With Less | Steven M. Johnson | Wayback Machine


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