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  7. Construction Trailer Transformed Into Small Dwelling / Karel Verstraeten

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Construction Trailer Transformed Into Small Dwelling / Karel Verstraeten

  • 01:00 - 29 March, 2014
Construction Trailer Transformed Into Small Dwelling / Karel Verstraeten
Construction Trailer Transformed Into Small Dwelling / Karel Verstraeten, Courtesy of Karel Verstraeten
Courtesy of Karel Verstraeten

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Courtesy of Karel Verstraeten
Courtesy of Karel Verstraeten

Text description provided by the architects. After purchasing a discarded construction trailer for just €15, owners Kris and Griet together with Ghent-based architect practice Karel Verstraeten have transformed it into an inhabitable space.

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Wanting to create a small dwelling that could be used for either studying and resting or partying, the unit was pulled to the back of the garden by a local farmer. Its existing structure was completely stripped back and replaced with new materials.

Courtesy of Karel Verstraeten
Courtesy of Karel Verstraeten

The outside is finished in oak wooden boarding, and is only interrupted by a circular window that lets light through and offers views out to the surrounding meadow. The rounded roof shape was repeated on the inside, with the edges of the walls curved using plywood. Flexible shelving was integrated into the layout so that the trailer can be used in multiple ways.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Construction Trailer Transformed Into Small Dwelling / Karel Verstraeten" 29 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/490770/construction-trailer-transformed-into-small-dwelling-karel-verstraeten/> ISSN 0719-8884
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