Designer creates a narrow house suspended between two sheets of fabric

Tanya Shukstelinsky's Cocoon project is a whimsical take on urban housing, imagining a world in which skinny dwellings are made from cleverly segregated sheets of fabric.

Shukstelinsky created this prototype, which she describes as "temporary living spaces for urban nomads," as part of her final year project Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. It's difficult to imagine it as an affordable alternative to urban housing, which is apparently one of the ideas behind the project, but it's a wonderfully clever and cozy structure. With just stitches in the fabric, Shukstelinsky has created distinct spaces out of her two suspended sheets of fabric, and the straps allow the dweller to maneuver the multiple levels.

Cocoon by Tanya Shukstelinsky [dezeen]

Designer creates a narrow house suspended between two sheets of fabric

Designer creates a narrow house suspended between two sheets of fabric

Designer creates a narrow house suspended between two sheets of fabric