studio liu lubin: micro house installed in beijing park  studio liu lubin: micro house installed in beijing park
may 22, 2013

studio liu lubin: micro house installed in beijing park

studio liu lubin: micro house, beijing

all images courtesy of studio liu lubin

 

 

 

operating under the premise that function can be consolidated, studio liu lubin has designed ‘micro house’ and placed the suite in a beijing park. the fiber-reinforced structure uses modular measurements to created a minimal dwelling that combines resting, working, washing and kitchen programming into a single unit. the tectonics are such that the home can be easily assembled by hand and are light enough to be transportable. the basic construction unit fits into a standard sized container so as to ensure that the great majority of the population to have private housing under current chinese land policy. interiors use the architectural planes as furniture surfaces and functional envelopes, enabling comfortable sitting, standing and relaxation with the minimum possible area. the brilliant composition of spaces can be clustered or stand individually.

 

see design boom’s coverage of the project in prototype stage here.

 

 

the micro house amongst the greenery of the park

 

 

the micro spaces are widened by square apertures

 

 

 

 

entrance views of the lightweight structure

 

 

choice fenestration makes the dwelling light-filled despite its size

 

 

the bedroom enjoys ideal park views

 

 

modular storage units

 

 

one of the modules is a dedicated work space

 

 

view into the bedroom module

 

 

even the washroom has a small window

 

 

the night-lit home has a welcoming path

 

 

night views show a relatively small footprint

 

 

 

project info:

 

 

project: “get it louder”_ the micro-houselocation: beijingdesigner: studio liu lubinproject team: liu lubin, wang lin, wan li, liang yifan, zhao yeconstructor: architectural design & research institute of tsinghua university co.ltdnanjing university of technology advanced engineering composites research centerstructure type: fiber reinforced form composite structure

  • very cool! I want one! so cosy

    marc says:
  • Looks like it wastes a lot of the available footprint, no? At least it appears you do not have to clear the counter of dirty dishes to roll out you futon.

    Jim

    jimCan says:
  • What are the interior and exterior dimensions?
    What is the weight of this micro unit?
    How are sanitation facilities connected?
    How is electricity provided?

    rjdion says:
  • Where is the bathroom in this? It is a great idea for micro living but the lack of a bathroom really doesn’t work for anyone, you need somewhere personal to go shower or go to the toilet.

    Stu says:
  • I loved the idea, but adding to the questions from jimCan and rjdion, maybe I missed it: how do you enter the house?

    Vania Brasil says:
  • space invader lol

    ivana says:
  • Vania Brazil:

    that is what I was wondering, looks like you need to climb through the window. and I think that unless your hobbit dimensions you would not be able to stand up.

    To answer Stu, you can see the toilet in the first image. not sure about the shower. Plan wise I am guessing that it is 3 pods, one living, one sleeping and one bathroom.

    would have been good if they included a plan.

    morgan says:
  • to morgan ans Vania Brazil:

    in the entrance view, you can see the space between the door and the space. it’s a door which can be summarized as a window.

    Mahtab says:

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