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

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.

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office
the ‘tricycle house’ is the result of an experiment using folded polypropoplene as a construction method

 

 

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.

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office
sleeping in the ‘tricycle 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.

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office
interior views of the space

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office
employing a CNC router each piece of the house is cut, scored flat, then creased and welded into shape

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office
installation

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office

 

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office

 

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office

 

 

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office

 

 

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office

 

 

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office

 

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.

 

 

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office

 

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office
the design is man-powered – allowing off-the-grid living with facilities in the house including a sink, stove, bathtub, water tank, and furniture

 

 

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office
the design on show at the ‘get it louder’ exhibition

 

 

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office

 

 

tricycle house by people’s industrial design office

 

 

 

  • Good concept. Has many possibilities. But I can’t imagine how they can be mainstreamed. They could mushroom and end up an eyesore and a ghetto. There is a mention about a “bathtub elements” but none of toilet facilities. Sewage and health issues could pose a big problem.

    nelsondreyes architect

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