Bush Camp, a new way of camping

Bush Camp is the project carried out by the Australian architectural firm Richard Stampton that intends to rethink the way of camping in nature based on design.


The execution of a camping installation that respects the nature seeming to float on it, is carried out through the design of three modules that pose in a subtle way on the ground. The convincing geometric shapes of Bush Camp make the three modules work individually and at the same time have a common aesthetic between them.


Sleeping, eating and spruce up are actions that are carried out independently. The possibility of unlinking these activities between them allows each piece to be placed in a specific place, looking for the best views or the privacy provided by the vegetation.


Bush Camp is a project that maintains the spirit and the sensations of camping outdoors, improving comfort through design


Bush Camp is based on a metallic structure in gray color of small dimensions that is completed with a tramex base that floats on the natural floor, and allows its leveling with respect to this.


The sleeping piece is an archetype of traditional triangular tents. The raised base allows separation from the floor and its inclined sides are foldable, which extends the experience of sleeping outdoors without affecting comfort. The compactness is obtained again when closing the lateral openings, obtaining an intimate and safe space.


The kitchen module is a simple porch-like platform, with a piece of furniture that houses all the necessary utensils. Similarly, this area allows camping in a traditional way, protecting from the sun but at the same time open to the landscape.


Finally, the toilet is the most compact piece as a cabin associated with a small platform that helps to adapt to the geometry of the terrain.


Photographs by Rory Gardiner.