A-Z West Wagon Station Encampment by Andrea Zittel

View all 7 Photos

Mobile homes, house trailers, and similar temporary (and possibly traveling) housing solutions used to be synonymous with distastefulness. However, designer Andrea Zittel turns this concept of a small, makeshift shelter into a chic, customizable establishment. Sturdier and more spacious than a camping tent, the A-Z West wagons leave ample room for a traveling couple, or can accommodate a cozy family of four. The form of the wagon station is very new millennia, a quarter-wedge of a cylinder with a domed top that easily folds down to encapsulate the space. Many individuals have created their own extensions from Zittel’s original wagon, and the varieties of formations have the potential to give rise to an artistic, futuristic village. The fun, inhabitable pods compose the A-Z West Wagon Station Encampment, based in the California desert next to Joshua Tree National Park.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Take me there

  • Naked Stables Resort

    A two hour trip away from China’s largest city, Shanghai, Moganshan stuns with its magical…

  • Sublime Comporta

    Surrounded by rice fields, umbrella pines, vineyards, and miles of pristine white beaches, Sublime Comporta…

More for you

  • Casa dos Patios

    This charming 18th-century urban villa stands on one of the most picturesque streets of Porto’s…

  • Living Unit By OFIS Architects

    More than just a distinctive structure, Living Unit provides a convenient and versatile shelter or…

  • Gemma Observatory

    Somewhere in central New Hampshire, in a remote area surrounded by trees, a one-of-a-kind building…

  • Kew House By McLaren.Excell Studio

    Part Victorian house, part former stable yard, this beautiful property in London recently underwent a…

Close Cart

Simple Share Buttons