A Portable House as Minimalist Statement

Architecture & Interiors


If being able to pack up and move to the middle of nowhere remains an enduring fantasy, thank the Spanish architectural firm ÁBATON for making it a bit easier. The Madrid firm has just designed a line of prefabricated Modernist portable homes that may be called idyllic, by any measure. The model homes in the ÁPH80 Series are no bare-bones camping trips, mind you. Comprised of living room, kitchen, bathroom, and master bedroom, each simply-shaped, mindfully appointed structure can be loaded up and deposited anywhere as a getaway abode. And then, most helpfully, when it’s time to leave, the house’s exterior cement wood boards can be used to shutter and seal the home completely, turning it into a fully protected, Donald Judd-esque sculptural object. Getaway? We’d be tempted to stay put permanently.
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  1. Sarah Austin

    Dec 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    So how much does it cost approx. to build? Love it! Want to plant one in my fav Lake Mi beach town.

    • Promila Shastri

      Dec 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Hi. You’ll have to consult the designers for pricing information. Good luck!

      • Sarah Austin

        Dec 27, 2013 at 6:17 pm

        I’m mostly dreaming. My husbands a builder. I might get one someday.

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