DORODESIGN likes: Urban camping, creative art tents open in Amsterdam
‘Markies’ by Eduard Bohtlingk
A collection of unique art objects are available for accommodation, combining camping and art. Located at the Vliegenbos campsite in Amsterdam, designers Annette Van Driel and Francis Nijenhuis have created Urbancampsite, an outdoor interactive display of temporary art objects available for rent. From august 16 to september 30, 2013, visitors can stay in one of the creative shelters, which have been created by contemporary industrial designers.
Each of the fifteen mobile units placed on the campground are equipped with a comfortable bed, which sometimes doubles as a small living space. In addition, urban campsite offers guests a zone for campfires, hammocks to relax, a wood-fired sauna, and a picnic spot in front of each installation. The site also provides the visitors with general amenities — a restaurant, a well-stocked shop, laundry and a shower. The creative expression stop stop at the art objects: temporary photo exhibitions will be shown on the grounds, one of the fields will be arranged as a sculpture garden, and the terrain’s decoration will be changed regularly.
With its compact, tented roof and folded floors that triple in dimension, the ‘Markies’ cottage designed by Eduard Bohtlingk is as mobile as a caravan. It features a bedroom with a canvas privacy divider, a sitting room, and a small kitchen fitted with a stove, sink, table, and multiple storage spaces. It is available for a maximum of four people, and rents for EUR 80 per night.
‘Polaris M’ is a tubular space, made out of an old polyester silo, that serves as a temporary shelter. The spaceship-like structure, designed by Boris Duijnevel, has a small table, which opens up into a bed, and two padded benches inside. It is available for a maximum of two people, and rents for EUR 80 per night.
This large purple sperm is blown up to extreme proportion. visitors enter through the head of the sperm where they will find a bed and a small desk fitted inside. It is available to rent for a maximum of two people, for EUR 100 per night. ‘Darwin’ is designed by Atelier Van Lieshout and was part of his exhibit ‘Infernopolis’ at submarine wharf in Rotterdam.
This mobile camp is a suspended geometric structure, with an entryway built into the front. The swinging shelter by Boomhuttenfest sleeps 2 people and rents for EUR 60 per night.