Staying with the subject of shipping containers used in architecture, I have been thinking about the nineties; the years that I spent all those rainy sunday afternoons watching MTV. I’d like to bring up this video that comes with the famous song ‘Lemon Tree’ of Fool’s Garden. For me it was my first confrontation with the concept of replaceble houses. The makers of this video unconsciously must have influenced the current urban practise.
For their solo show ‘Moving Sideways’ at the Tang Contemporary Art gallery, the Hong Kong-based architects of MAP Office built a residential building for a community of 100 sea crabs. Their installation consists of 24 identical aquariums (four towers stacked at six storeys high) and represents a standardized social housing unit which you can find plenty…Read more →
A short while ago, this blog reported about Seung-Yong Song who transformed common furniture into multifunctional furniture. Now, the Bangkok-based Baan Lae Suan Fair collaborated with Apostrophy’s and took multifunctional to a new level — the house itself. The project combines a huge billboard frame with a beautiful house that includes a living and working space…Read more →
Dial4Light is a pay-per-light system using a mobile phone. Some German cities, for example Lemgo, Dörentrup, Kalletal and Rahden, have already implemented this system. And believe it or not, inhabitants are positive. In the little village Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz (population: 900), one phone call turns on all the street lights at the same time.Read more →
First spotted on designboom, this whimsically illustrated guide on tiny home living is an extreme DIY take on the tiny home trend. The author, Dan Price, built his own tiny house for less than $100! Almost all of the construction materials were salvaged for free and the site is leased at a minimal cost.Read more →