Glamping tents shaped like worms
and doughnuts by ArchiWorkshop


These tents shaped like worms and doughnuts were designed by young studio ArchiWorkshop for a remote campsite in Yang-Pyeong, South Korea (+ slideshow).

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop

Entitled Glamping for Glampers, the tents are named after the growing trend for "glamorous campsites" where visitors can sleep in tents but don't have to go without domestic amenities including toilets and kitchen facilities.

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop

ArchiWorkshop designed two types of tent for the rural site, which is surrounded by mountains. The first has a long curving form that can be extended, while the second has a hollow circular plan designed to reference the shapes of pebbles.

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop

The skins of the Glamping tents are made from an engineered fabric membrane that shields the interior from UV rays and is both waterproof and fire-resistant.

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop

Two layers of the membrane are stretched around steel frames to give the structures their curved shapes. Each one also has a glazed entrance to allow some daylight inside.

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop

The architects designed custom sofa beds for the inside of the tents and a Korean artist has painted a series of partition walls that screen toilets at the rear.

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop

Photography is by June Young Lim.

Here's a project description from Archi Workshop:

Glamping in Korea

Glamping Architecture by ArchiWorkshop offers a unique camping experience. Two types of Glamping units with contemporary design positioned in the middle of gentle Korean nature. From the Glamping site, you have a view of the valley, miles of forest and the stream.

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop


Why not create a Glamping that gives people a chance to experience nature closer, while also providing a uniquely designed architecture experience? These questions led to the creation of Glamping Architecture in Korea - a place where nature, ecological values, comfort and modern design are combined for an exciting adventure.

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop

We developed two types of Glamping units. Stacking Doughnut unit is inspired from pebble stones. And Modular Flow unit is designed for extendable structure by juxtaposing modular floor panels.

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop

These ideas behind stacking donut unit and modular flow unit are to offer high-standard accommodation in various places. We named them sea, dessert, creek, mountain, cave, forest, river and city.

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop


Glamping unit uses quality membrane which has characters to UV protection, water-proof, fire resistant. Double layered skins provide better resistance against extreme Korean four-season weather condition.

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop

For the complex geometry of the outer skin, computer animated surface plans are plotted with 2D cutters and welded with a high frequency technique, which gives absolute water tightness. The shape and the position of the structures are carefully considered to give aesthetic emergence during both day and night time.

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop


Each Glamping unit has toilet booth with art wall finish, which is painted by young Korean artist. The furniture is also designed by ArchiWorkshop which suits well in the limited inner area. The folding furniture becomes sitting sofa during the day and sleeping bed at night.

Glamping in Korea by ArchiWorkshop

Architect: (Hee-Jun Sim, Su-Jeong Park)
Client: Glampers

  • Kristel

    Using a fabric and creating these kind of shapes is cool, but how about the insulation and the indoor temperature?

    • Smack

      It’s camping. Indoor temperature isn’t the biggest issue.

  • Belinda May

    Glamping = glamour camping! For those who don’t like to rough it out.

  • yychoi

    Interesting project.

  • Junzhe Jin

    So cool.

  • Henry Elebra sld

    I think the temperature could be maintained if there is a vacuum between the layers (bubble effect). This could cut down on the heat transfer.

  • Evelyn Jones

    Great idea.

  • Terence P. Hill

    I would like to know the cost!

  • Ricardo Aravena

    What’s the prize for this?