Atlas was a invented in order to answer one critical question: How can a mobile structure create a habitat that blends the experience with the power of the environment.
To often we are disconnected from the beautiful places we live. Atlas seeks to reconnect us with our environment.
We have designed and built a new breed of RV / Tiny House. This crossover utilizes natural resources, and minimizing dependence on the grid by: collecting rain water, using solar power, and passive cooling and heating the space.
The living space is expanded outdoors by a fold down deck and a fold up shade awning, that fits sleekly in the frame. Retractable legs are lowered to land softly on the ground. The wall revealed behind the protective transformational deck/awning is entirely glass. The windows in this wall open up to the kitchen and create a bar for serving food and drinks on the interior and exterior.
The angle of the deck creates the largest footprint near the entrance utilizing the largest hinge space. The awning shape angles inversely to the slope of the roof providing shade over the bar and the highest portion of glass.
On the interior a full stairs is used instead of a ship ladder traditionally seen in small spaces. Under the stairs storage space glides out keeping in line with the transformer idea of the whole project. A fold down sofa adds an additional capacity to the sleeping arrangements, and the loft hangs from the hidden steel structure floating above the kitchen.
This design crosses simplicity of materials, using mainly glass, metal, and wood, with sophisticated spacial use. We don’t believe in laminate floors, composite materials, plastic or vinyl. There is enough fake things in the world that we do not need to contribute. We believe in truth in material and truth in design.
It is a house that transforms from a sleek concealed travailing trailer, to an open inviting space that embraces nature both inside and out."