schemata architecture office + jo nagasaka: paco
schemata architecture office + jo nagasaka: paco schemata architecture office + jo nagasaka: paco
mar 18, 2009

schemata architecture office + jo nagasaka: paco

‘paco’, unit with roof open by jo nagasaka + schemata architecture office all images courtesy jo nagasaka + schemata architecture office

jo nagasaka + schemata architecture office have just developed ‘paco’ an all in one unit.

paco is a box that measures 3m x 3m x 3m. it has the minimum equipment needed to live despite its size. they produced it as a conceptual model to imagine a new lifestyle.

‘paco’ with roof closed

inside ‘paco’ with roof closed

a hammock attached to the roof of ‘paco’

hammock can be used when the roof is open

hammock can be used when the roof is open

the dining table that can be lifted from the floor

dining table in use

dining table in use

dining table in use with roof open

‘paco’ bathroom

‘paco’ toilet inserted below the floor

‘paco’ toilet inserted below the floor

shower that can be used around the toilet

shower curtain hung when not in use

more space underneath that can be used as a guest room

‘paco’ can be placed in any environment, be it inside a house, a factory or in nature besides oceans and mountains.

  • the design is innovative

    jason liu says:
  • genius

    galo coca says:
  • Andrea Zittel did this in the early 90s

    matt sears says:
  • I hope that humanity will never reach the point where of living in graves, but I understand the need to create just incase.

    pinksmart says:
  • it’s an interesting project about existence minimum.

    roberta says:
  • How might we get around with less?

    ko says:
  • This design should help us to reflect on the shift in the public’s eye of luxury towards necessity.
    The percentage of American adults who describe microwave ovens as a necessity
    rather than a luxury has more than doubled in the past decade, to 68%.
    Home air conditioning is now considered a necessity by seven-in-ten adults, up from half (51%).
    And more than eight-in-ten (83%) now think of a clothes dryer as a necessity.

    H.Friedman says:
  • Looks cool. Most people don’t like having wet toilet seats though.

    JM says:
  • wow so claustrophobic

    lalala says:
  • HOw, What, Why, When.

    Pablo Castro says:
  • Wow!

    Shaikhon says:
  • me parece genial salvo las barreras culturales como la vision de la vida y la muerte, etereo, fragil, temporal, como la vida misma.

    a. reed says:
  • The last image really cool~
    i can imagine how nice it could be…

    Jk says:
  • I’d go crazy living in that. Maybe a window would help

    chris says:
  • The guest area is claustrophobic!

    Abhishek Ray says:
  • creepy

    mike says:
  • Whoever thinks this would be a good space to ‘stay’ (even for a few days) lives a parallel world from the rest of us.

    THINK. Imagine yourself living there for 3 days.How to shower, use the toilet, read, cook (?), relax, receive guests, etc… Is it practical? Functional? Inviting? Pleasant? NO. NO. NO. NO.


    The architects define it as a conceptual model to imagine a new lifestyle”. IMAGINED – REFUSED – FORGOTTEN. Please stop pushing useless pompous design.

    Pedro O. Silva says:
  • looks nice, but I think we should leave it just as a conceptual model.

    Although who knows….maybe it’s a cultural thing, maybe the japanese would embrace it. But for sure you’ll never see that in working a western society, even prison cells are more human.

    sullka says:
  • la verdad que es una bosta !!! super incomodo.
    como idea esta bien. pero no es funcional, y no se puede aplicar a la realidad.-
    traten de vivir una semana ahi adentro… los regalo!!!

    Mr. Anderson says:

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