Rolling Building

The “Migrant Skyscraper” is literally mobile, a giant, thin tire with a building and green space in the center. The concept behind the structure is in an unstable world, people need the stability of self-sufficiency to truly be free, and the future of architecture can help provide that. By constructing a safe haven for residents ensures they will have food to eat and water to drink, the Migrant Skyscraper affords people freedom despite what natural and social disasters may come.

The building-inside-a-wheel can stay stationary for however long residents please, but, for example, if political upheaval destabilizes a region, residents can fire up the biofuel-powered engine and cruise to a new location. The structure’s exterior tire is clad in recycled rubber. Inside two buildings and surrounding green space provide everything residents need to survive, making the tire-encapsulated unit completely self-sufficient. Outside of the buildings there’s space for agriculture, including crops and livestock; within the tire, plumbing systems circulate potable, gray and black water for drinking, waste facilities and irrigation.

Designers: Damian Przybyła by Rafał Przybyła


  • Stephen Russell says:

    Locales for use:
    No Africa
    No EU
    Africa Cent
    Iraq, Iran, Jordan.

    Great for tourism,
    Mobile Hotel.

    Hotel takes you to desolate beach, jungle or forest.

  • MDesigns says:

    I would hate to see what happens if a poor soul gets on the way of a moving building.

  • alagino says:

    It’s certainly a nice thought. But I think it would have trouble going anywhere other than a straight line. Good work though!

  • krzystoff says:

    is this the gypsy caravan of the 21st century ?
    an interesting concept, but at its heart the issue of needs is that those who could afford to build one of these would have their own home. also governments would never invest in a scheme that highlights the failures of their own policy-making efforts, so public funding of anything like this is impossible.

  • Hunter says:

    A) Why do I have scenes of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy running through my head?

    B) Where are there roads big enough for a building?

    C) How do the residents decide who drives?

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