The universal mood after this pandemic has been to be able to travel, to explore unpopular locations, and to embrace remote work so you can travel for longer time periods. Keeping all of these wishes in mind, Ecuador-based Jag Studio designed La Casa Nueva – a timber camper that is also a fully functional tiny home so you can set up your base anywhere.
It includes a bed, a roof, workstations, a kitchen, and a bathroom making it a comfortable shelter for two people. The design team was lead by Juan Alberto Andrade and Cuqui Rodríguez who actually built La Casa Nueva for themselves so they could be on the road and continue photographing architecture across Ecuador. Its compact size, ability to be configured and mobility allows you to stay in different locations for short periods of time. With this design, Jag Studio reinterprets the material and shape of a typical house along the Ecuadorian coast on an experimental and on a primitive level with 100% artisan craftsmanship. It features a wooden gabled structure that rises from the floor and an outer shell made from yellowheart lumber. The camper uses teak boards for the structural frame and plywood boards for the furniture inside. La Casa Nueva rests on a metal trailer measuring 2×3 meters and is secured with metal plates.
The outer skin of the tiny camper has different opening configurations so it can meet your flexible needs — it can be a completely sealed wooden cocoon or a permeable shelter integrated with its surrounding. The interior is divided into five zones based on the structural modulation of the six frames that are located at every two feet to divide the camper according to its functions. The first two modules correspond to the raised bed and storage, the third module is meant for a flexible dining and desk space, and the fourth and fifth modules create a corridor and service area including a kitchenette and bathroom. La Casa Nueva not only provides spatial capacity but also spatial creativity within its tiny timber bubble!
Designer: JAG Studio