This mod tent (titled "the Perfect Weekend" by Italian designer Aldo Cibic) is the grown-up version of a kid's fantasy play fort. Cibic makes it clear that, although his idea takes the form of a tent, it's not meant for camping.
Rather, he says, it's an experiment in "alternatives for living better and more consciosuly than before...To rediscover basic, old-fashioned values without rejecting or losing that pleasure and quality of things that makes life better."
Although it might not be the most practical design, we think it's an imaginative approach to splitting up interior space. The structure consists of a main living room with an entertainment center, dining area, and connected pod-like bedrooms. These modular tents can be hooked together or split apart, creating separate living areas within one big room.
We found this project after writing about Cibic's "Less is More" prefab cabin, which we saw in Italy. A Perfect Weekend, designed in 2005, predates the prefab cabin by four years and gives some insight into Cibic's approach to tiny living.
Photos: Cibic & Partners