Shelter ByGG – Sustainable & Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes


Portuguese designer Gabriela Gomes is responsible for another compact living option that was built in Guimaraes, Portugal. This cloud like construction, aptly called Shelter ByGG, is a combination of architecture, design and sculpture.

This portable accommodation includes a double room and a bathroom, which is more than enough for a small shelter providing utmost privacy, but without sacrificing comfort of a real home, and all this in a structure with the dimensions of 295 x 645 x 230 cm. But the best thing is that Shelter ByGG requires no infrastructure, meaning that it is mobile and sustainable, and still fully functional.

Gabriela Gomes took great care of sustainability, so the shelter is made of recycled and non-polluting materials such as cork and OSB. The electric energy is provided through the solar panels on the roof, and the shelter requires no additional energy, while the illumination comes from LED technology.

The entire construction is rounded, both from the inside and from the outside, including circular windows that complement the rest of the shelter. The windows have an unorthodox way of opening by being rotated around the axis in the middle. The biggest part of the Shelter ByGG is devoted to the sleeping area that includes shelving that is literally built into the space, which means that it looks great, but doesn’t require additional room. Behind the partition, there is a bathroom with a toilet, a shower and cleverly placed sink paired up with a mirror. [via] watch video below

Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes being transported on a truck

Architecture of Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes on a beach

Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Architecture of the Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Exterior view of the Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Bed with whie sheets and green pillows at Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Interior design of Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Interior design of sleeping room of Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Washroom of Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Interior design of Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Interior room plan of Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Windows of Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

Shelter ByGG Portable Accommodation by Gabriela Gomes

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