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Basic House / Martín Azúa

Martín Azúa 1999 / Photographs Daniel Riera
Martín Azúa 1999 / Photographs Daniel Riera

Barcelona designer Martín Azúa questions the idea of the private home with the Basic House – an inhabitable volume that is “foldable, inflatable and reversible”. The experimental prototype challenges the idea of homeownership, offering an alternative to the materialistic reality of today. Made from metalized polyester, the Basic House is a shelter small enough to fit in your pocket, allowing you to break away from the imprisonment of material ties. Continue reading for more.

Martín Azúa 1999 / Photographs Daniel Riera Martín Azúa 1999 / Photographs Daniel Riera Martín Azúa 1999 / Photographs Daniel Riera Martín Azúa 1999 / Photographs Daniel Riera