Developed by American architect and designer Greg Lynn, RV (Room Vehicle) is a compact cocoon with robotic aspects, which rotates to offer space for the user to relax, sleep and bath. A prototype 1:5 carbon fiber scale model of the RV was exhibited as part of the Future Primitives program at the Biennale Interieur 2012 (Oct. 20-18) in Kortrijk, Belgium. Dubbed RV Prototype, the motorized cocoon draws inspiration from space station and enriches users’ experience with a stimulating and active environment. While the RV Prototype is rotating into different positions, the user inside the cocoon can use all its functions.
The Room Vehicle’s interior design and furniture is immovably fixed to the frame. The materials used and the construction techniques of the RV prototype replaces steel/bricks and mortar with sturdy yet lightweight cloth attached to either a wood or cork core. Comfortable, compact and intelligent, the Room Vehicle also aims to reduce ecological footprint, as it lets you use all its space effectively and rotates the living environment with respect to weather conditions and temperature to optimize environmental quality.
Greg Lynn thinks of his Room vehicle as a healthy alternative to the high tech villas and luxury mansions of all time. The full size Room Vehicle will come with 60 square meters of floor space.