micro house by studio liu lubin
micro house by studio liu lubin micro house by studio liu lubin
dec 20, 2012

micro house by studio liu lubin

micro house by studio liu lubin images © wang xiaofeng



chinese studio liu lubin has recently finished the private ‘micro-house’ in beijing. it is based on the minimum space people need for basic indoor movement, such as sitting, laying and standing. the form of the ‘micro-house’ is designed to act as a combination of furniture and architecture elements. when being rotated, the unit of the concept will shift its spatial context, such as resting, working, washing and cooking, etc. the unit can not only be used as a single-functional room, but also can be grouped together as a housing suite, or even residential cluster.


developed using fiber reinforced form composite structure, the project is made easy to lift and assemble by hand. for the convenience of transportation and replacement, the size of the unit is designed as the size of shipping containers. ultimately, the arrangment makes it possible for people to have private housing product under current chinese land policy.



front elevation



back elevation












process of the production



 high density community

analysis of the section


micro house unit


combination of the unit



project information:

project: 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,nanjing university of technology advanced engineering composites research centerstructure type: fiber reinforced form composite structure



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  • good idea. i really like it. especially if the ‘rooms’ are arranged in such a way that you can get a terrace or a roof-top area where people can hang out.

    what’s missing is a gathering area. since you have rooms for different things, a dining room or living room would need more space

    vk says:
  • I HAVE LOOKED AND LOOKED AND STARTED TO DREAM…as you can tell from the dates this has been a long process…MY DREAM IS TO OWN ONE OF THESE wonderful, unique and perfect homes AND PLACE IT IN THE DESERT OF WEST TEXAS. I am quite serious–let’s talk. ([email protected]). I would also enjoy helping you get it past the authorities and house some people who need and want and deserve a home of their own in and around Beijing!
    I hope you manage to get a copy of this my friends at Studio LLB!

    Daniel Morris says:

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