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Could you live in a ventilation shaft?

by • March 28, 2016 • No Comments

People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has a knack for designing absorbing – if impractical – housing ideas. The Chinese firm’s latest project, Tubular Living, is most likely its wackiest yet and suggests which folks manufacture their home in sizeable metal ventilation shafts.

  • China's People's Architecture Office (PAO) has a knack for designing absorbing – if impractical – housing ...
  • Tubular Living was commissioned by the Lane Crawford department store to celebrate 165 years of operation
  • PAO says which the tubular homes may be easily manufactured with standardized factory methods
  • The installations may most likely be technically habitable, since they can be outfitted with staircases and separate ...

Though Tubular Living may be seen as a dystopian vision of living in over-crowded cities, it shouldn’t be taken too seriously. The project was commissioned by the Lane Crawford retail company to celebrate 165 years of operation, and three various installations were made in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong kong department stores last year.

PAO says which its tubular micro-housing may be easily manufactured with standardized factory methods. The units made include staircases and dining furniture, yet whether or not anyone may want to in fact live in one is another question – we’d guess which you’d feel like a human sardine, and may be driven to distraction by the inevitable amplified snoring at night of neighboring units.

It’s not totally clear of PAO’s proposal, but pretty than assume folks to move into existing ventilation shafts and get blasted with cold air, we’re assuming which the firm envisions filling a sizeable space, such as a warehouse for example, with a network of these tubes, to turn it into a micro-living community of sorts.

Either way, this one is most taken as food-for-yett.

Source: PAO via Design Boom


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