This tiny unfolding shipping container home is one of a kind, although it did disappoint me a bit. I’ll tell you why later.
Designed by artist/architect Adam Kalkin, it’s officially dubbed the Illy Push Button House and was created for Illy. At just 20′ by 8′ it unfolds into five different rooms. Yes, this design packs a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, living room, and library. And guess what? It transforms at the push of a button. Hence the name. If that’s not cool enough you should also know that it’s prefabricated using recycled and/or recyclable materials. This might be a tiny house that’s truly at the cutting edge of sustainability and innovation. But there’s a catch.. It still needs a roof once it’s unfolded. I didn’t like that.
We have a video tour, interview and design overview that you can watch below:
The first ten minutes of the video is an interview with Adam (the designer/architect) which goes over how the container home was designed. So if you want to skip that and go directly to touring the house start at about 10:18. Warning: the video contains occasional foul language.
Be sure to watch beginning at around 7:30 though because you’ll get to see how it was built in fast forward which is really cool/interesting.
I think this design is more art than house because it’s missing a roof. There’s also fake furniture throughout that looks as if it’s just molded material. But the design is still innovative.
I guess it’s something you can use to put within your existing barn or warehouse?
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