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ByGG Shelter - habitable sculpture puts focus on sustainability

ByGG Shelter - habitable sculp...
Portuguese designer Gabriela Gomes has created a portable shelter prototype that somewhat resembles a giant red cloud sculpture (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Portuguese designer Gabriela Gomes has created a portable shelter prototype that somewhat resembles a giant red cloud sculpture (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG is a habitable module made mainly of cork (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG is a habitable module made mainly of cork (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG is a habitable module made mainly of cork (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG is a habitable module made mainly of cork (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG interior (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG interior (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG sleeps two (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG sleeps two (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG features solar roof panels (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG features solar roof panels (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG habitable module by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG habitable module by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG habitable module by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG habitable module by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG habitable module by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG habitable module by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG features porthole windows (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG features porthole windows (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG features a private ensuite (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG features a private ensuite (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG features a private ensuite (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG features a private ensuite (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG habitable module by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG habitable module by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG habitable module by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Shelter ByGG habitable module by Gabriela Gomes (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Portuguese designer Gabriela Gomes has created a portable shelter prototype that somewhat resembles a giant red cloud sculpture (Photo: Joao Morgado)
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Portuguese designer Gabriela Gomes has created a portable shelter prototype that somewhat resembles a giant red cloud sculpture (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Renderings of Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes
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Renderings of Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes
Renderings of Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes
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Renderings of Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes
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Renderings of Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes
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Renderings of Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes
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Drawings of Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes
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Drawings of Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes
Floorplan of Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes
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Floorplan of Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes
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Portuguese designer Gabriela Gomes has created an interesting mix of art and architecture with this portable shelter installation. The cloud-like "Shelter ByGG" has been designed do provoke discussion on sustainability issues with its use of 100 percent non-polluting and recycled materials such as cork along with solar roof panels to supply the module with energy.

Conceived as a portable "itinerant object," the Shelter ByGG is currently on display in the center of Guimarães, Portugal, where guests can take up the opportunity to spend the night. Reservations are available online at Shelter ByGG, with accommodation per night, for two people costing €100 (US$126).

Renderings of Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes
Renderings of Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes

Shelter ByGG sleeps two (Photo: Joao Morgado)
Shelter ByGG sleeps two (Photo: Joao Morgado)

Source: Shelter ByGG, Joao Morgado via Designboom

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2 comments
BigGoofyGuy
It would be neat to have these as 'beach shelters' so one can spend all day and all night at the beach. :) I think they are cool little shelters.
Gabriela Gomes
"Shelter ByGG" has been designed do provoke discussion on sustainability issues with its use of 100 percent non-polluting and recycled materials such as cork along with solar roof panels to supply the module with energy.