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ByGG Shelter - habitable sculpture puts focus on sustainability

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July 3, 2012

Portuguese designer Gabriela Gomes has created a portable shelter prototype that somewhat ...

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 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
Shelter ByGG sleeps two (Photo: Joao Morgado)

Source: Shelter ByGG, Joao Morgado via Designboom

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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.

BigWarpGuy
3rd July, 2012 @ 10:06 am PDT

"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.

Gabriela Gomes
13th November, 2012 @ 07:23 am PST
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