Stereotank’s Taku Tanku is a Floating Sleeping Shelter Made From Recycled Water Tanks

Posted On Fri, August 15, 2014 By

Posted On Fri, August 15, 2014 By In Green Design

Light enough to be towed by a car or bicycle, or even carried by hand, the Taku Tanku shelter will change the way you camp, travel, and prepare for possible disasters. Created by the architecture firm Stereotank, along with Japanese designer Takahiro Fukuda, the portable, floating structure is made from two 3,000-liter recycled water tanks connected by a wood-framed entrance. It has sleeping space for two or three people, but the designers also envision it as a sculpture that “celebrates the vital role of water in our lives.”

Stereotank, Taku Tanku, Takahiro Fukuda, pre-fab shelters, eco-friendly design, water tank design

In addition to the water tanks, Taku Tanku is made from a few off-the-shelf materials including cypress and cobia woods and a wheeled trailer system. It also incorporates green elements such as LED lights and fans and insulation paint. Though there is storage space under the main compartment, there is no bathroom or kitchen.

The designers hope to raise funds to turn this shelter into a DIY kit that people can assemble themselves. They also envision the floating pods being assembled as a modular complex. Explore more details of Taku Tanku in our image gallery.

[Via Co.Exist]

Images courtesy of Stereotank

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