Good things come in small boxes, or in this case, a small trailer. De Markies is a mobile home by Dutch designer Eduard Bohtlingk that uses a pair of awnings to triple its overall floor space. One side is used for the living room, the other as the sleeping quarters, and the middle holds the kitchen and bathroom.
While this smart space-saving layout feels relatively modern, the De Markies was actually built in 1985. However, it wasn’t until 1996 that it was awarded the Public Prize at the Rotterdam Design competition. And now, in 2012, it’s being rediscovered once again. Showing yet again that there’s no age limit on smart design.
[ via Weekend Content]