Summer is coming to our part of the world, with it all its pleasures. Who doesn’t love the lazy, hazy feeling of an entire Â day at the beach. Wouldn’t it be even better if you could stay all night too?
Fourteen architects, designers, and artistsÂ collaborated in Centrumeiland, Amsterdam, to come up with a way to make that moonlight experience a possibility.
The artists created an art installation, while the designers and architects offered their design and structural touch to transform the art into ocean-side dwellings. Â The resultingÂ rental pods are beautiful to see and a spot for campers to enjoy by night.
The mission was clear for all parties – every pod needed to be constructed Â with materials that had alternate uses besidesÂ their originalÂ purpose.Â The fabulous result is a micro neighbourhood of yurts, demonstrating each designer’s individualÂ style.
There’s a hands-on art installation known asÂ Urban Campsite Amsterdamâ€”has had visitors from around the world seeking it out, keen for an evening on the beach.
Beyond the initial concept of the beach huts, there is alsoÂ a community herb garden, local supermarket, a functioning kitchen, DIY workshops, and the site’s central gathering area -around a firepit of course!
Don’t you think it would be great if this idea headed to your part of the world for the summer?