Somewhere in the grey area between architecture and gadgets lies the room-in-a box—an unholy chimera of comfortable seating and multi-tool functionality. Our friends at Oobject have assembled twelve of the best-designed examples of these portable domiciles.

Also check out these examples of instant architecture, some other examples of ant architecture, and these 15 odd pods.

Casulo room in a box


Lounge in a Box

Planet 3 Studios: office in a box


Z Box by Dan Hisel

Mobile wooden venue by Cristina Monteiro


Toshihiko Suzuki architectural furniture

Sleepbox a tiny room in a box for airports and stations


Portable Room in a Box

Shopping Cart Pop Up Camper


My Space fold up play space

Boxetti Bedroom in a Box


Pull-Out Dining Room