tricycle house by people’s industrial design office
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dec 27, 2012
tricycle house by people’s industrial design office



‘tricycle house’ by people’s industrial design office

 

 

shown as part of the 2012 get it louder exhibition ‘the people’s future’ chinese studio people’s industrial design office conceived the ‘tricycle house’
as a response to the inability to own land in china – a problem unique from many other western countries. the ‘tricycle house’ proposes a future
embracing a temporary relationship with nature and people – where single family homes can be affordable and sustainable and parking lots are not wasted at night.

 

the ‘tricycle house’ is the result of an experiment using folded polypropoplene as a construction method. employing a CNC router each piece of the house is cut,
scored flat, then creased and welded into shape. the house itself can therefore entirely open up to the outside, expand out like an accordion to increase space,
and connect to other houses. the plastic is also translucent ensuring the interior is always well lit whether by the sun during the day or street lamps at night.
the design is man-powered – allowing off-the-grid living with facilities in the house including a sink, stove, bathtub, water tank,
and furniture that can transform from a bed to a dining table, bench and counter top. the sink, stove, and bathtub elements can collapse into the front wall of the house.

 

the firm also conceived the ‘tricycle garden’ to complements the ‘tricycle house’ and can be planted with not only grass but also trees and vegetables.
the front of the plot doubles as tricycle seating in order to maximize green space, and several gardens can be combined to create a large public green space.

 


the ‘tricycle house’ is the result of an experiment using folded polypropoplene as a construction method

 

 


sleeping in the ‘tricycle house’

 

 

 

 

 

 


interior views of the space

 

 

 

 


employing a CNC router each piece of the house is cut, scored flat, then creased and welded into shape

 

 


installation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the get it louder exhibition is a nationally recognized biannual show in china that acts as a platform for emerging designers, artists, film makers, and musicians.
this year, sister studio people’s architecture office and people’s industrial design office were responsible for the exhibition design at
the get it louder exhibition and were also the curators of the architecture, product design, and urbanism sections.

 

 

 


the design is man-powered – allowing off-the-grid living with facilities in the house including a sink, stove, bathtub, water tank, and furniture

 

 


the design on show at the ‘get it louder’ exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 


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