Micro Dwelling By All(zone) Could Be Erected Within Abandoned Towers

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Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015: Bangkok studio All(zone) has conceived a little temporary home intended to be set up inside unfinished higher-rise buildings in tropical cities (+ movie).

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

The venture, known as Light Residence, is featured in the Chicago Architecture Biennial, which opened on 3 October and continues to 3 January 2016.

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

Encompassing 11.5 square metres, the boxy micro dwelling sits on a floor manufactured of plastic-laminated plywood. The home’s frame consists of a polyethylene-coated metal grid, which also serves as shelving inside the framework.

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

The walls consist of many layers of nylon net and material, with a amount of openings.

“The diverse degrees of perforation of the walls give variation to the room inside by selective filtering of external factors,” explained All(zone).

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

Within, the residence attributes a main dwell-operate area and a shifting area with a closet, the place the walls are manufactured of spun-bound fabric. A sleeping space consists of a bed covered in a mosquito net manufactured of polyester material.


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Developed on a \$1,200 (£790) spending budget, the dwelling was conceived in response to increasing living fees in tropical cities this kind of as Bangkok.

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

“Recent housing tasks are so closely tied up with international actual estate investment that it’s virtually unattainable for a youthful middle-class or a new generation of urban bad to reside in the city on what they earn,” mentioned the company.

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

“In addition, with the ever-altering social and financial scenario, one’s existence-time investment in owning a property would no longer be legitimate.”

Light Home represents a a lot more “nomadic” sort of residing, stated the company.

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

The residence is intended to be erected inside of unfinished substantial-rise buildings that are abandoned due to financial crashes or obsolete constructing programs – buildings that are frequently occupied by squatters.

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

The micro dwelling can be effortlessly dismantled, moved and reassembled on a distinct site.

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

“The half-short-term issue of Light House would be perfect to get settled in this kind of issue of the unused buildings,” mentioned the firm. “It can be put in rapidly, lightly, loosely and freely on a platform and covered with a roof.”

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

“The prototype home could lead to a new variety of housing with significantly less rigid materiality and power,” added the company.

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

The studio drew inspiration from vernacular architecture in Thailand, in which specific homes are so light and flexible that they can be very easily moved.

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

To test the Light House, All(zone) created two prototypes within a vacant parking garage in central Bangkok, and two younger designers lived within of them for a number of days. A short movie presented at the Chicago Architecture Biennial captures their expertise.

LIGHT HOUSE allzone for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

Described by curators Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima as a “website of experimentation,” the Biennial characteristics work by far more than a hundred architects and designers about the globe. Other tasks on see contain an artwork park in Bali by ArandaLasch and a prototype for sustainable housing in Mexico City by Tatiana Bilbao.

Photography is by Soopakorn Srisakul. Movie by Off Scene Films, with music by Pakawan Ngarmlamiad (DJ Paka).


Task credits:

Venture group: Rachaporn Choochuey, Sorawit Klaimark, Ruchanan Patarapanich, Aroonrod Supreeyaporn, Asrin Sanguanwongwan, Tanya Thapanand, Archaraporn Vashirasirsuntree and Weerachai Sirilorsakulpetch

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