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Apostrophy’s Billboard House is an Urban Dwelling That Doubles as Advertising Space

Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 25, 2012 @ 6:56 pm In Architecture,gallery | No Comments



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The Billboard House has a trailer base that sits in between the sides of a trivision billboard. The facade is kinetic and illuminated with LED lights [5] such that more than one brand can be advertised with one funky home. The first floor has a home theater, a bathroom, a pantry, and a terrace. Slightly more private, the second floor is comprised of a bedroom and storage space, and each level is connected by stairs.

Upstairs are solar cells [6] that generate electricity for the home, and the handrails are populated with hydroponic plants [7] that provide food! This is such a brilliant concept in a city like Bangkok that is filled to the gills with people, especially since it creates a way for the owner of the billboard home to solicit a bit of extra cash from advertisers who are tired of spending a fortune on advertising space. Apostrophy’s is making a real splash with bold designs such as these colorful floating lotus structures in Thailand [8]. We absolutely love their work!

+ Apostrophy’s [3]

images via Ketsiree Wongwan, Prayoon Tesprateep, Rath Roongrueangtantisook, and Sirichai Leangvisutsiri from Apostrophy’s

Via Arch Daily [9]


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: http://inhabitat.com/apostrophys-billboard-house-is-an-urban-dwelling-that-doubles-as-advertising-space/billboard-house-apostrophys-lead/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/apostrophys-billboard-house-is-an-urban-dwelling-that-doubles-as-advertising-space/billboard-house-apostrophys-3/?extend=1

[3] Apostrophy's: http://www.apostrophys.com/

[4] solar-powered: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power

[5] LED lights: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode

[6] solar cells: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cell

[7] hydroponic plants: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroponics

[8] colorful floating lotus structures in Thailand: http://inhabitat.com/apostrophys-giant-floating-lotus-in-thailand-offers-colorful-respite-from-terrible-floods/

[9] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/201675/billboard-house-apostrophys/

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