In the middle of the Korean countryside, valleys, lakes and streams
co-exist with organic structures that resemble strangely compelling giant mushrooms or cream-colored pupae cases from some fantasy insect. The units are places to live in harmony with the outdoors while enjoying contemporary design aesthetics. They are created for “glampers”: campers with glamour. Designed by ArchiWorkshop, Seoul, Korea, the Glamping Architecture is
“a place where nature, ecological values, comfort and modern design are
combined for an exciting adventure,” according to Hee-Jun Sim and Su-Jeong Park, the project architects.
ArchiWorkshop makes two types of glamping units—the stacking doughnut (570 square feet) and the modular flow (398 square feet), the second of which is designed for expansion using modular floor panels. Each unit has an outer membrane skin that provides UV protection, fire resistance and water-proofing, stretched over a steel frame. Computer-animated surface plans are plotted with 2-D cutters and welded to make the skin watertight. One end of each unit is a window/door and a small deck space with vistas of the outdoors. Glamping units also have a toilet booth shielded by an art wall and a sofa that converts into a bed at night. Beautiful, sculptural and serene, they epitomize design fitted to nature.