This cocoon like structure is a new design experiment by Gabriela Gomes, which suggests a personal movable green habitat to the public spaces. Shelter by ByGG is not only completely ecofriendly, but is aesthetically pleasing too. Gabriela used non-polluting, recycled materials (OSB) and cork for construction. The cork walls provide anti vibration insulation and the modular habitat includes one double room with integrated WC with an attached toilet. The whole module is weatherproof and, for lighting, solar panels on the roof create enough energy to power the LED lights.
The main concept behind the project was to accept the challenge to combine sculpture, design and architectural aspects in a single habitable structure, which is aesthetically pleasing too. The designer seems to have successfully achieved it and this lovely ecofriendly red cocoon looks fine for catering the needs of a person who likes to move in public places without scarifying the privacy. The Shelter by ByGG will be displayed at Guimaraes festival 2012, European Capital of Culture.