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
Go here to read the full article: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662870/sign-of-the-times-chinese-creates-egg-house-to-live-rent-free