Kortrijk design agency converts caravan into mobile office space


The Kortrijk design agency FIVE AM received two international awards for its mobile office #dojowheels. In cooperation with other companies from the province of West Flanders it converted a second-hand caravan from the 1970s into a driving office.

FIVE AM's project named #dojowheels was awarded a prize by both the jury of the German Design Award and the judges of the Architizer A+ Awards. The design agency from Kortrijk restyled a vintage caravan into a multifunctional mobile office that can also be used as a bedroom space. FIVE AM's design was inspired by a minimalist dojo, where Japanese arts of self-defence are practised, and the nomadic lifestyle of the Bedouin. The project perfectly illustrates Olivier Caluwier and Mathieu Bellens' vision on flexible working.

The mobile office's set-up can be adjusted in no time. “The central surface does not only function as a bed but also as a table with seating area. For the interior materials we enlisted the help of specialist partner companies from the region”, confirms Caluwier. “#dojowheels is meant to inspire young entrepreneurs, digital nomads and creative spirits to consider the concept of an 'office' not only from a static perspective”, adds Bellens. “However, it is not our intention to reproduce our #dojowheels concept, but we do intend to implement the techniques used in this project in other projects as well.”