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Tricycle House and Garden Offer Off-Grid Living for China’s Landless
Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 5, 2014 @ 1:30 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery,Prefab Housing | 2 Comments
Nobody owns land in China so all living situations are essentially temporary, but the country's landless might be able to get their hands on their own off grid tiny house and garden. Deisgned by the People's Architecture Office (PAO) and the People's Industrial Design Office (PIDO) as part of the 2012 Get it Louder Exhibition, the Tricycle House is a fully functional and portable dwelling accompanied by a garden on wheels.
PAO and PIDO used a CNC router  to form the plastic Tricycle House, which is made out of folded polypropylene. This is the only plastic that is strong enough to handle the folds that act like an accordion to expand. Unbelievably, the little Tricycle House is equipped with a collapsable sink, stove, and bathtub, as well as a water tank and transforming furniture .
Human powered, the Tricycle House is completely off-grid  and because it is translucent, it gets its lighting from either the sun during the day or exterior lights at night. A couple could survive with one portable house and a Tricycle Garden – as depicted in these fabulous images.
Via Arch Daily 
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 CNC router: http://inhabitat.com/tag/cnc/
 transforming furniture: http://inhabitat.com/tag/transforming-furniture/
 completely off-grid: http://inhabitat.com/the-phoenix-house-by-robert-augustine-is-an-off-grid-eco-outpost/
 + People’s Architecture Office: http://www.peoples-architecture.com
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/312651/tricycle-house-and-tricycle-garden-peoples-architecture-office-pao-peoples-industrial-design-office-pido/
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