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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
This Billboard House is a lightweight prefab structure attached to the back of a canvas billboard mounted onto a rooftop in Mexico City. The house, designed by architect Julio Gómez Trevilla, acts as both an advertising tool and a temporary home for the artist hired to paint the billboard. The artist will live in the house for 10 days until the artwork is finished.
Conceived as a versatile one-room space , 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  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 , 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  marketing agency.
Via NotCot 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/03/Billboard-House-Julio-Gómez-Trevilla-2.jpg
 one-room space: http://inhabitat.com/barcode-room-is-a-space-saving-apartment-that-can-be-configured-in-multiple-combinations/
 house: http://www.notcot.org/post/53218/
 excess heat: http://inhabitat.com/waste-heat-from-big-cities-found-to-raise-temperatures-over-1000-miles-away/
 Scribe: http://www.scribemarketing.com/
 + Julio Gómez Trevilla: http://etcetera001.blogspot.de/2013/03/billboard-house.html
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