outdoorsy tent (2020)



stock-a-studio, research assistant; fabrication, photography, videography

team: laida aguirre, delaney mccraney, ana tang, gary zhang

dezeen award 2021: installation design
“all terrain mobile rig and media tent for indoor creatures to go and get outdoorsy. the project is a response to the flatness and interiority of the current digital experience. the rig was put together in one day by reusing parts from prior projects and materials found on a construction dumpster over a month-long scavenge. inspired in equal parts by film production tents and the unique joy of outdoor movie theaters. it pairs digital infrastructures like wi-fi and game consoles with an architectural tent/rig. the project aims to break the binaries between the indoor / flat / solo experience of the digital and the natural / immersive / often group experience of the outdoors to create an architecture for dual experiences and possible combinations. the rig includes an indoor/outdoor sink, a shower area, a lofted murphy bed, a sitting area and a birdwatching perch. blurring the lines between tent and architecture, indoor and outdoor activities, sheltered and not... the proposed tent-rig challenges us to engage with some natural elements while receiving protection from others. it’s assembly begins by looking at materials that are around, using an aluminum scaffolding as base structure onto which all found or otherwise available materials are added onto. creating something like a post-natural shelter that questions what are the essentials that we seek from our built environments and what are the resources we have around to satisfy those needs. the rig can be easily moved, to take it outside and runs on a solar powered generator and includes a wifi router so one friend can play animal crossing while another friend is sitting nearby actually fishing.” -laida aguirre, stockastudio
stock-a-studio, research assistant; fabrication, photography, videography
team: laida aguirre, delaney mccraney, ana tang, gary zhang