dinsdag 1 februari 2011
The egg-shaped mobile home
by twenty-four year old Dai Haifei
is a response to Beijing's soaring rental prices.
Haifie, a recent architecture school graduate, has designed
and lived in this temporary unit for the last two months.
The 'egg', measuring six feet in height
sits on two wheels and is constructed
from basket woven bamboo splints.
The exterior features a patchwork of small sacks
containing seeds of grass that will grow
to eventually provide insulation.
A south facing solar panel 'provides' power
to a single lamp on the inside.
During the day, natural daylight enters
through an opening in the ceiling.
The entrance can be propped open
to facilitate natural ventilation.
more pictures here.