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Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket!

Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 21, 2012 @ 6:02 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,News,Prefab Housing,Sustainable Building,Sustainable Materials | 6 Comments

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Martin Azua [2]‘s Basic House is a brilliant self-inflating shelter that you can fold up and take with you – wherever the wind blows! With economic downturns, population growth, and dwindling space creating a widespread reversal of basic values, the lightweight tent-like structure [3] provides a cozy low-impact shelter that can be set up in a snap.

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Made of metallic polyester, the basic house is like a tiny, self-inflating prefab home. As soon as it interacts with either body temperature or heat from the sun [4], it goes from a flat sheet of material to an insulated home that provides shelter against the elements. And if it’s warm outside, it is possible to turn the house inside out so that it deflects solar gain.

The designer argues that this product, which has been featured at MoMA [5] and the Vitra Design Museum [6], creates a more immediate and less complicated interaction with nature than our runaway consumption habits have created.

+ Martin Azua [7]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/01/02_basic_house.jpg

[2] Martin Azua: http://www.martinazua.com/eng/downloads/basic-house-2/

[3] tent-like structure: http://inhabitat.com/bubbletree-clear-prefab-bubble-tents-for-romantic-exhibitionism-in-the-wild/

[4] heat from the sun: http://inhabitat.com/daffonchio-chisels-green-roofed-addition-to-samios-heritage-house/

[5] MoMA: http://www.moma.org/

[6] Vitra Design Museum: http://www.design-museum.de/index.php

[7] + Martin Azua: http://www.martinazua.com/eng/

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