Unusual raised dwelling offers shelter in Greece
Hiboux Architecture riffed on traditional short-term huts used by Greek farmers and harvesters while designing this unusual shelter that looks a little like a basket on stilts. Named Tragata, it's located in Cephalonia, Greece, and envisioned as a possible glamping shelter.
The Tragata, which was designed with help from German firm Studio Genua and several others, is raised atop a timber frame structure and features timber flooring. Access to the interior is gained by steps and its walls and roof are made from panels weaved together using reeds that were found in abundance on-site.
It's very simple, with no electricity or running water. However, the Tragata does have some nice little touches. The lower sections of the wall panels are operable and can be opened like windows to increase ventilation and let occupants take in the view. Additionally, the roof can be folded open to facilitate star gazing.
A hatch installed into the timber flooring can be used to access a storage area for stashing mattresses, lamps, clothing, and the like.
The Tragata pictured isn't quite completed. A small additional sleeping hammock or net is going to be installed at a mid-point between the interior and the ground, as is some kind of pulley system to make it easier to lift heavy objects into the Tragata.
Hiboux Architecture is exploring the possibility of using the Tragata as a glamping shelter and the firm mentions the idea of clustering a few units together to make a small community of sorts. We can't really see these being rolled-out to colder climes but, like Bordeaux's Le Haut Perché, it looks like a pleasant enough way to spend an evening for hikers and camping types when the weather's nice.
Source: Hiboux Architecture