Architecture on the Move
UK, US, Rest of the world: available now. (Australia/New Zealand - shipping from 1 May).
Mobile architecture in all its wonderful variety - a lively collection of mobile, portable, and movable structures of all kinds
Celebrate mobile architecture in all its forms with this visual ode to life on the move. Ranging from quirky to sensible and from rustic to deluxe, featured projects include houseboats, huts, and tricked-out caravans, alongside disaster shelters, wearable structures, and futuristic prototypes. This compactly designed package features more than 250 colour photographs and a smart, engaging layout that will appeal to anyone who appreciates the power of good design.
Size: 184 x 124 mm (7 1/4 x 4 7/8 in)
Pages: 320 pp
Illustrations: 300 illustrations
Rebecca Roke writes about architecture and design, drawing on her architectural background and extensive experience editing and researching in that field. Rebecca was previously editor of Monument magazine in Australia and for Foster + Partners in London. She is the author of Nanotecture, also published by Phaidon.
"These gorgeous trailers, campers, and tents offer a way to escape modern life for the open road... Many of the mobile homes featured in the book are... enough to make you want to stop paying rent and truly hit the road." —Co.Design
"Small, smartly organized and highly portable, "Mobitecture" is one of those rare books in which the design perfectly mirrors the content... the perfect book for fantasizing about epic road trips, backwoods adventures and off-grid forays into the great unknown." —Mother Nature Network
"It's been described as ecological, iconic and bizarre, but the latest architectural movement also does exactly what it says on the tin." —TheWeek
"Inspiring, well thought-out, innovative, useful, or simply outrageous looking constructions... [A] contagious visual ode to life on the move." —Damn
"Portable structures are really going places... Some designs offer affordable solutions in cities where living costs are sky-high... Others, though, are just plain bonkers." —Conde Nast Traveller
"Creative and clever architectural design. These mobile abodes roll, trundle, stretch, pop up, and float." —Daily Telegraph, Ultra Travel
"Incredible images...Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move celebrates some of the craziest and most unique mobile homes ever invented." —TheSun.co.uk
"Home on the road takes on a whole new meaning in Rebecca Roke's new book Mobitecture, featuring some incredible portable structures... Fun, surprising and ingenious... Also reflects the sometimes-trying circumstances, for example war or homelessness, that requires people to be creative with how they keep a roof over their head." —ScienceFocus.com
"[An] excellent book... Every single page [...] features a captivating, intriguing piece of mobitectural design." —Aspen Daily News Online
"[Th]ematically explores mobile forms of architecture - some strange, some practical, and some out of this world... [An] all encompassing collection." —Metropolis
"Inspiring, well thought-out, innovative, useful, or simply outrageous looking constructions... [A] contagious visual ode to life on the move."—Damn
"Portable structures are really going places... Some designs offer affordable solutions in cities where living costs are sky-high... Others, though, are just plain bonkers."—Conde Nast Traveller