NAU, the design studio behind the 360-degree Immersive Cocoon we checked out earlier this month, has penned this streamlined, zero-local-emission Ecco Camper concept with a view to inspiring a new way of getting away from it all in the 21st Century.

The expandable roof of the Ecco Camper integrates solar panels to supplement the power supply and the vehicle can also be charged via a standard 240 V outlet.

Comprising of an aluminum and glass exterior, the Ecco's teardrop shape sits low to the ground for improved aerodynamics and can accommodate up to five passengers. Once you have found that perfect resting place, the cap of the vehicle opens upwards to expand the interior space, whilst transparent panels create an observatory for star gazing at night. Foldable beds, toilet and private rear access complete this camping concept by providing all the necessary comforts for outdoor adventures.

We'd love to see this camper concept become a reality - especially if the price tag can be kept within reach of today's combustion engine motor homes.

NAU via Architectura+Design (Italian).