New zealand-based architecture and design firm studio106 has created a solution for those who wish to be outside during the summer months, instead of working inside the office. for this, the studio proposes to adopt and transform a retro caravan into a mobile working space, in order to maintain productivity while enjoying of the warmest season of the year. this type of choice gives both mobility and flexibility to the small team.
‘reducing our functional footprint from a 95m2 office to a peripatetic yet practical space has been able to happen thanks to retro events,’ comments the studio 106 team. ‘using one of their semi-converted caravans as our home away from home not only will it provide the mobility and flexibility we needed, but it gave us the ability to park it on the site of one of our current projects.’
in order to adapt the interiors of the caravan into an office, they stripped it down and implemented a ceiling installation and some soft furnishings. as for their work tools, due to the reduced space, they kept only the essentials: computers, chairs, an office plant and a coffee station. the desks were all made of cardboard, thanks to refold’s help, allowing for them to fold and refold as needed.