aristide antonas: keg apartments
aristide antonas: keg apartments aristide antonas: keg apartments
mar 23, 2010

aristide antonas: keg apartments

image: aristide antonas

while transforming shipping containers into livable structures is now common, aristide antonas imagines doing the same with liquid containers. antonas and collaborator katerina koutsogianni use existing transportation and re-imagine this would-be trash as a system of ‘abandoned spaces’. the keg apartments are proposed as an architectural program in two versions. the trailers can be detached from the car and used as a stable residence or left attached and used more like mobile home. windows would be carved out of the metal structures and used as points of entry. a large circular window cold be made at the front end facing the car. this way, the inhabitants could move freely between the two units as if they were one. the interiors are left very raw using the existing structure to anchor lofts and amenities like a bathtub. while the keg containers don’t have the most spacious interiors, they could be put to use as vacation homes, much like recreation vehicles today.

image: aristide antonas

image: aristide antonas

image: aristide antonas

image: aristide antonas

image: aristide antonas

image: aristide antonas

image: aristide antonas

image: aristide antonas

via io9

  • Just a little problem I see… wouldn’t it get frikkin’ hot in there?

    Em says:
  • They look like paintings….or something. I get mixed feelings from this. SadBeautifulIsolationLove

    t says:
  • kill the designer… save out planet…

    ciza says:
  • dig a hole put a few stack pipes …you got your self a pretty snazzy bomb shelter….

    margret says:
  • What is the point of this project? It is awfull and just sordid.

    mo says:
  • Is this another post apocalyptic project?
    Exploring new idea is always good, but can you please paint our future more optimistic, rather than making it soooo depressing…ugh.

    SHOPinc/Sohee says:
  • Very sustainable and heavily me[n]tal idea! Amazing drawings and views, as always… Thumbs up!


    Spyridon G. Kaprinis says:
  • Pointless and depressing, a complete waste of my time.

    de. sign says:
  • i don’t see what’s new about it, there a lot of people already living like this!

    carlos says:
  • Yea ok show me one person who has converted a tanker truck into a home aside from that guy who turned one into an RV.

    billthewelder says:
  • Love it.

    Being flexible becomes more and more part of our lifetime. Sociocultural changes promote these “apocalyptic” designs. It is also a design for a single person,…. that’s what seems to be modern life.

    Living in a cheap box.

    Pit says:
  • i think its just another lie! you cannot say its fantastic cause its rubbish i like my work to be the one and only cause im the best you’ve ever had baby! xxxxx

    Hb Hoe! says:
  • creo que esto dá cuenta , que cualquier cosa se puede convertir en habitacion pero no en hab¡tat humano que permita el desarrollo de las personas , coincido con la opinion de PIT con que si esta es una de las visiones del modernismo como desarrollo y de ella la via apocaliptica, se debe replantear el concepto de como queremos ser parte del desarrollo : si como entes aislados inconexos con capacidad de autosalvacion o como grupo social integrado con objetivos comunes.

    oscar , cipolletti, arg. says:
  • creepy. why would someone live in a pipe?

    vera says:
  • I love it!! We’ve already done shipping containers. This is something new and exciting. Particularly good for the developing world. Shelter is shelter.

    M says:
  • Great idea. I am working on similar concept to convert wind towers into tube homes.

    Brent Blake says:
  • Great idea! The images are awesome. This is really helpful.

    belinda_bow says:

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