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Billboard House: Sign Painter’s Temporary Prefab Home Doubles as a Rooftop Advert in Mexico City

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On March 25, 2013 @ 5:23 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment

Billboard House Julio Gómez Trevilla, Billboard House Mexico City, Scribe Billboard House, Scribe advertisement, prefab architecture, temporary housing, modular housing, transformable houses [1]

Conceived as a versatile one-room space [2], the house can be transformed to suit the needs of the artist hired to produce the artwork. The interior is clad with lightweight chipboard panels and comprises a small bedroom, a bathroom, dressing room, kitchen and a desk. The house [3] includes a terrace which is accessed through a door located within the billboard itself. The canvas thus becomes structurally integrated with the house, while acting as its façade.

In order to prevent excess heat [4], the designer introduced a wooden roof separated from the housing module, which creates a shade for the space below and forms the terrace deck. The plumbing is situated in a small tower that pierces the structure and rises above the deck. The Billboard House was developed as part of an advertising campaign for the Scribe [5] marketing agency.

+ Julio Gómez Trevilla [6]

Via NotCot [3]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/03/Billboard-House-Julio-Gómez-Trevilla-2.jpg

[2] one-room space: http://inhabitat.com/barcode-room-is-a-space-saving-apartment-that-can-be-configured-in-multiple-combinations/

[3] house: http://www.notcot.org/post/53218/

[4] excess heat: http://inhabitat.com/waste-heat-from-big-cities-found-to-raise-temperatures-over-1000-miles-away/

[5] Scribe: http://www.scribemarketing.com/

[6] + Julio Gómez Trevilla: http://etcetera001.blogspot.de/2013/03/billboard-house.html

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