Le new curtains I really like small and hyper-technological. What if I told you that there is a portable shelter literally designed by a team of phenomena?
Jupe is a luxury retreat with a science fiction inspired design. It is built by a team of multidisciplinary experts from the housing, architecture and engineering sectors. Former members of the SpaceX team, Tesla and AirBnB have created a shelter, a super tent for modern travelers who escape the urban routine and immerse themselves in nature.
Jupe, hi-tech refuge
Jupe's luminous geometric structure and angular surfaces do not resemble the classic ones of a tent, or a yurt. The refuge of the future is a mix between a carved diamond and an interstellar shuttle.
Jupe has clear cultural references: it seems to come straight out of Kubrick's space odyssey. The silhouette of the shelter is made with an aluminum core and a "skin" of fireproof fabric that makes it suitable to withstand all climatic conditions.
The goal was not to create a quick shelter to stay in, but a real door to the outside world.
Jupe Refuge: space redesigned
Jupe can be assembled in a few hours and offers a space of approximately 35 square meters with high ceilings, wooden floors of Baltic birch, a double bed and a storage area: think of something that is somewhere between a mini mountain hut and an old Canadian.
The large hall also doubles as a window for a view to behold from the queen-size bed. The shelter also includes a 200 Ah battery and a solar system with electrical sockets, USB charging stations, an LED lighting system and a private wi-fi network.
In addition to the bed, the refuge is furnished with other design pieces: coffee tables, a desk + chair, a pouf and a multifunctional “monolith” (to stay on the same theme with Kubrick).
Unlike most small portable shelters, Jupe's ceilings are over 3 meters high and covered in bright, fireproof fabric. Like most of the tiny houses that Jupe seems to tend to, here too there is a clever use of space. Baltic birch hardwood floors open to individual storage compartments totaling 12 cubic meters - that's enough space to store ten large suitcases.
Ambitious project born from an All Star team
“Experiencing the natural wonders of the world shouldn't mean being forced to disconnect to stay in a living space that is anything but stimulating”. To say it is Jeff Wilson, co-founder and CEO of the project Jupe.
“Jupe is an escape out of town, a retreat inspired by advanced ideas. It offers a perfect experience for socially distanced travel ”. The interiors were designed in collaboration with the renowned hotelier boutique Liz Lambert and expert in sustainable architecture, winner of the TED award. The team also includes the former head of social innovation of AirBnB, Cameron Sinclair. Wilson, a design innovator and modular housing expert, lived in a 10 square meter home for a year. He is also known for founding the award-winning tiny house Kasita.
If the watchword of the future is “off grid”, Jupe is its standard bearer.
The refuge of the future will be technological and versatile: whether for recreation in the middle of a desert or a wind-blown cliff by the sea.
Gianluca Riccio, born in 1975, is the creative director of an advertising agency, copywriter and journalist. He is affiliated with Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists. Since 2006 he directs Futuroprossimo.it, the Italian resource of Futurology.
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Gianluca Riccio, copywriter and journalist - Born in 1975, he is the creative director of an advertising agency, he is affiliated with the Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists.