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.


    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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