ÁPH80. ©Juan BarajaContemporary Exterior, Madrid
ÁBATON's Portable Home ÁPH80 project, developed as a dwelling ideal for 2 people, easily transported by road and ready to be placed almost anywhere. Photo: Juan Baraja
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18. Madrid. This contemporary abode can be transported just about anywhere, and its barnlike dimensions are pleasing to the eye.
6. Simple and SturdyThis portable home in Spain by Ábaton Architecture measures about 290 square feet. The exterior is constructed of gray cement wood board, a composite of compressed wood particles and cement, with 4½-inch thermal insulation.
ÁPH80145 to 290 square feetWhile Spain's Ábaton (Camino Alonso, Carlos Alonso and Ignacio Lechón) cannot boast of a Pritzker Prize, this did not stop them from tackling a similar problem with their design for a transportable house for two people. The abstract appearance of the project comes from its exterior articulation in cement board panels, some of which hinge and slide for windows and doors, opening up the otherwise sealed building.