This book discusses the forerunners, context, and technology of portable architecture. It documents numerous international examples - organised by areas of application - such as Shigeru Ban's Nomadic Museum in New York made of shipping containers, Marc Fisher's event architecture for concert tours by the Rolling Stones and U2, Richard Horden's micro-compact home, Tado Ando's Karaza Theatre and NASA's TransHAB, a mobile space habitat. The book presents a broad array of concepts for the design of mobile structures of all kinds, suitable even for use in extreme situations, such as the Antarctic or in the aftermath of natural catastrophes.