Friday, June 3, 2011

Egg on the sidewalk

Happy Friday folks!

Today I'd like to share with you the "Egg House" by a young Chinese architect.
[Thank you Gretchen for the recommendation!]

"A young architect in Beijing can't afford housing in his own city, so he designed an egg-shaped pod to sleep in on the street."

The egg-house's specifications are, of course, spartan at best: two meters high at its tallest point, built on a bamboo frame, insulated with wood chips, and an exterior made of what looks like cut-up sleeping bags. But what the pod lacks in good looks, it makes up for with hardy sustainable design: grass seeds planted in the cladding will sprout into a green covering over the whole structure, and a solar panel provides power for a lamp and handful of electrical necessities inside.  --John Pavlus

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