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Basic House : home

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How did this design improve life?:
Our habitat has become a stage for consumption in which an unlimited amount of products satisfy a range of needs stemming from complex relationships that are difficult to control. Cultures that maintain a more direct relationship with their environment show us that the habitat can be understood in a more essential and reasonable manner. Having learnt from these attitudes, and using the most advanced technology, I propose an almost immaterial house that expands when triggered by body or solar heat. A house so versatile that, by turning it one side or the other, it protects from cold or heat, so light that it floats and, moreover, that can be folded and stored in a pocket. A life of transit without material ties. Having it all while hardly having anything.
Name of Designer(s):
Martín Ruiz de Azúa
Designers professional status:
Professional
Status of realization:
Realized
Kind of design:
Tangible
Year of production, realization or publishing:
1999
Designed in country:
Spain
Used on continents:
Europe
Short description of design:
Our habitat has become a stage for consumption in which an unlimited amount of products satisfy a range of needs stemming from complex relationships that are difficult to control. Cultures that maintain a more direct relationship with their environment show us that the habitat can be understood in a more essential and reasonable manner. Having learnt from these attitudes, and using the most advanced technology, I propose an almost immaterial house that expands when triggered by body or solar heat. A house so versatile that, by turning it one side or the other, it protects from cold or heat, so light that it floats and, moreover, that can be folded and stored in a pocket. A life of transit without material ties. Having it all while hardly having anything.
Functionallity and use of design:
I propose an almost immaterial house that expands when triggered by body or solar heat. A house so versatile that, by turning it one side or the other, it protects from cold or heat, so light that it floats and, moreover, that can be folded and stored in a pocket. A life of transit without material ties. Having it all while hardly having anything.
Drawbacks of life improvement:
The Basic House is a desire for extreme reduce of materiality, a utopic project, a possible way to work.
Research and need:
Prototype made of polyester metal finish
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