In the 1970s, California-made Airstream trailers represented a certain American dream — that is, the freedom to travel and explore the country's open roads. So when Søren Rose Studio (an architectural team based in New York City and Copenhagen) had the opportunity to transform a 1972 trailer, they wanted to create a Scandinavian version of the American dream: a mobile home that embraces both adventure and clean, modern design.
Thankfully, the project began with a mostly intact Airstream. "It was in great shape, close to originally how it was built in the 1970s — lots of sheet metal, acrylic, molded plastic and vinyl," said architect Søren Rose. Still, renovating a moving trailer comes with its own sets of challenges. For instance, the trailer is only 12 feet long with important weight restrictions, so the team had to prioritize space and weight any way they could.