I was thumbing through some older magazines and came across this project. Not only does the place look great but who would have thought looking at this modern home, that it was once a run down rather gross looking trailer. More pics and links after the jump.
TrailerWrap is part of Prof. Hughes’ ongoing Design Outreach Initiative. This work is focused on small, unremarkable, and often forgotten places adjacent to the lives of underserved people. Located in the boundary between architecture and landscape the projects seek to create experiential delight out of small-scale design opportunities. Through the adaptive re-use and recycling of leftover urban spaces the resulting projects augment and enhance existing building infrastructures with new, primarily outdoor, spaces That provide pragmatic functions, promote play, and exhibit a social and environmental conscience.
Over the course of 24 months a group of over 50 undergraduate and graduate architecture students and 3 professors undertook all aspects related to the design, planning, coordination, material specification, and re-construction of this mobile home.