Floating Creatura Project Constructed by Summer Camp Kids

floating creatura project constructed by summer camp kids

In the summer of 2014, architecture students federico forestiero and mark torrens were commissioned by beam camp, a new hampshire summer camp, to build a floating vessel that could be operated by children.

entitled ‘creatura’, the design takes on the appearance of a living being, gliding ominously across the lake.

creatura project beam camp federico forestiero mark david torrens designboom

fitted with manual steering mechanisms, the 16 foot-long structure was built from a combination of woven materials constructed from a prefabricated kit of parts.

creatura project beam camp federico forestiero mark david torrens designboom

at the port side of the craft, a human-sized hamster wheel generates the energy required to power the vessel, while a captain stationed in the crow’s nest coordinates the ship’s movement.

creatura project beam camp federico forestiero mark david torrens designboom
a captain stationed in the crow’s nest coordinates the ship’s movement

creatura project beam camp federico forestiero mark david torrens designboom
a human-sized hamster wheel generates the energy required to power the vessel

creatura project beam camp federico forestiero mark david torrens designboom
the design takes on the appearance of a living being, gliding ominously across the lake

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