garbage dumpsters turned into living containers by philipp stingl
garbage dumpsters turned into living containers by philipp stingl garbage dumpsters turned into living containers by philipp stingl
dec 12, 2012

garbage dumpsters turned into living containers by philipp stingl

garbage cans turned into ‘living containers’ by philipp stingl



as the demographic evolution in germany and other countries becomes more dramatic, social systems will collapse and from the ashes an aging society will rise, marked by crime, sickness and poverty. developed by german designer philipp stingl, these products designed for the homeless and elderly population presents ‘house containers’ consisting of disposable trashboxes, drinking water canisters, freighthold and a lockable livingspace with sewage systems. essentially, these ‘living containers’ testify to an active and creative lifestyle for the old age without compromises.



container home



container bathtub



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  • “an active and creative lifestyle for the old age without compromises”?????

    Patrick says:
  • perhaps the beginnings <<<<<>>> a problem solving beginning
    then too
    “fun on wheels”
    roll them down the hill
    or out to the trash dump
    better than being out there without these
    these PERHAPS create mind stepping stones on both ides
    >>>> do keep pushing this envelope <<<<<

    Paedra says:
  • really?

    these ‘living containers’ testify to an active and creative lifestyle for the old age without compromises’

    excuse me?

    interesting concept and great start … had me interested til that description blew me out of the water

    aquadzyn says:
  • Now just try convincing police to not empty them, local NIMBYs to not trash them, and random members of the community to not destroy them.

    AS says:
  • You know, this is a great idea. It combines two very ancient ideas: the tent and the wheel. I don’t see how this is any more practical from a tent, besides from the fact there are wheels underneath. I like how two manmade inventions that have existed for countless years can still be combined into something innovative.
    However, I don’t think that it will be very practical. This is just one step in an Empire State staircase but we are definitely going up. And seriously, old people? Nana would kill me before I throw her with the trash.

    JJ says:
  • nice idea but in a post banking apocolyptic situation i tink people would be inclined to steal these which would be easy with the wheels on the bottom. they look really good

    harry says:
  • Horrible.

    Basically, the homeless and elderly should live as they are treated: as waste.

    Offensive, prejudicial, archaic.

    If there ever was something anti-innovative, this is it.

    tonoreca says:
  • The design team should road test them for a few months – preferably in a northern winter – it’s an essential part of the design process.

    Matt says:
  • This is an art project and not serious design, right?

    Kegs says:
  • Me thinks that Philipp Stingl has a good sense of the ridiculous.
    Or maybe he lives in Idaho.

    Dan says:

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