OAB Loves: Contemporary Structures

Keeping things cutting edge.

WE LOVE…
The Pebble

Interior of 'the Pebble'

WHY?
Designed by Danish architect Kristoffer Tejlgaard in association with John Morris from Honeydown Domes in Devon, this gorgeous oval structure comprises a highly insulated interlocking panel system made from engineered wood. It has a floor area of 40m2 and a curved double-glazed plastic window making up a quarter of the facade for a unique connection to daylight, nature and the night sky.

Lightweight and movable, its design has considered everything including disassembly and even eventual decommission! The designers are also investigating bio-plastics to replace the current petro-plastics used for the window, making the Pebble even more sustainable.

FROM
The Pebble
07940 400970
www.pebble.eco

 


WE LOVE…
The Daddy Long Legs from Anthropods

Daddy long legs exterior

WHY?
We couldn’t help but admire the original Anthropod structure at the Glamping Show in September so when we found out about the ‘Daddy Long Legs’ (DDL) version we just had to share! It sits 3.5m higher than the original model meaning you can park a car underneath – a clever space-saving solution for landowners.

The structure comes in 5.3m or 7.2m lengths, has a three year warranty and is available in either an on-grid (linked to mains electrics) or off-grid (solar panels/LPG gas) version.

Dutch glampsite Camping Vreehorst loves it too and takes delivery of its first DDL in March next year.

FROM
Anthropods
07860 420763
www.anthropods.co.uk

 


WE LOVE…
The Conker from Conker Living

The Conker

WHY?
Conker Living is the brainchild of Jag Virdie, an engineer who started his career with Rolls-Royce Bentley. Jag’s inspiration for The Conker came from the desire to build a treehouse for his children but with an engineer’s mind he wanted it to be something different, a sphere that would hang like a conker!

The eventual design actually sits on four legs for minimum ground disruption, and offers 10m2 of floor space. It takes just a day to install and has an easily changed exterior shell.

What’s more, due to its shape, it doesn’t require any guttering and has fantastic heat efficiency.

FROM
Conker Living
01270 666615
www.conkerliving.com

 


WE LOVE…
Classic and Classic Plus Glamping Domes from TruDomes

Green Trudomes dome

WHY?
Iconic and fun, we’ve always loved a dome! The height of these structures delivers a feeling of space, and huge panoramic windows help guests appreciate beautiful landscapes.

These British made domes start from £3,551+vat and come in either a 5.88m or 6.7m diameter, offering base areas of 27sqm of 34.5sqm respectively. Choose from six colours (we love the blue), add insulation, curtains, a woodburning stove and insulated flue, a solar air vent and lighting.

If you need inspiration, give the team a call – they just love to get creative.

FROM
TruDomes
02476 326585
www.trudomes.com

 


WE LOVE…
The GlampLoft from Universal Glamping

The Glamploft

WHY?
Two things really struck us about this structure when we visited it. First, it’s got an upstairs – not many tents have them and we loved the adventure up the ladder into a surprisingly spacious lofted area – big enough for two beds.

The second feature that swung it for us was the incorporation of Universal Glamping’s new GlampRad, a clever infrared heating device sandwiched between the two layers of the structure providing radiated warmth throughout.

It helped of course that inside it is beautifully furnished by interiors expert Nikkita Palmer, attracting a lot of interest at its trade show debut this year.

FROM
Universal Glamping
01269 853957
www.universalglamping.com

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