A Modern Camping Platform

The Kobayashi family were looking for a unique type of residence for a weekend retreat and Shin Ohori of General Design gave them just that. More campsite and less house this modern camping platform is a perfect place for the Kobayashi family to test their outdoor clothing and gear designs in the real elements. Two hours northwest of Tokyo in the Chichibu mountain range this structure blends in beautifully with the wooded landscape. Despite it’s rustic look there are plenty of amenities available here. After a day of trimming branches and putting up wood Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi and their guests can hop on the wifi and surf the internet or enjoy a soak in the claw foot bath tub, which is strategically hidden behind corrugated plastic paneling. In addition all the photographs here are by one of my favorite Dwell photographers Dean Kaufman. You can see more shots of the camping platform after the jump.

(via The Fox Is Black »)


  1. Alex 18 Aug 2011

    What type of tent are the yellow dome tents?

  2. Max Ritt 18 Aug 2011

    To the best of my knowledge it is an older model of The North Face 2 Meter Dome. It looks like they have updated the design slightly, but all in all it is virtually identical. Hope this helps!


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