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  3. Photography Panels Become “Pop-Up Habitats” in this Exhibition by People’s Architecture Office

Photography Panels Become “Pop-Up Habitats” in this Exhibition by People’s Architecture Office

Photography Panels Become “Pop-Up Habitats” in this Exhibition by People’s Architecture Office
Photography Panels Become “Pop-Up Habitats” in this Exhibition by People’s Architecture Office, Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)

Inspired by the recent popularity of amateur photography in China, People’s Architecture Office (PAO) + People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO) repurposed reflective photography panels to create multipurpose Pop-Up Habitats. Incredibly lightweight and comprised of only flexible steel rings and a soft fabric, the Pop-Up Habitats can fold quickly and form self-supporting structures when expanded.

The Pop-Up Habitat has been exhibited in numerous architecture and design festivals around the world -- including Beijing Design Week and the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen -- and in numerous forms. The Pop-Up Habitats have been turned into an auditorium, a gallery and a canopy, in addition to “an unintended but apt backdrop for selfies" at one exhibition. A consumer version has also been developed as a “weatherproof modular tent.”

Check out some of the exhibitions the Pop-Up Habitats have been featured in after the break. 

Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO) Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO) Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO) Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO) + 28

Pop-Up Habitat.Good Design Exhibition. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Habitat.Good Design Exhibition. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Habitat.Good Design Exhibition. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Habitat.Good Design Exhibition. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-up Seoul Stairs. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-up Seoul Stairs. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Habitat.Beijing Design Week2013. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Habitat.Beijing Design Week2013. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Habitat.Beijing Design Week2013. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Habitat.Beijing Design Week2013. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)

Learn more at People’s Architecture Office (PAO) +  People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO) website. 

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Cite: Katie Watkins. "Photography Panels Become “Pop-Up Habitats” in this Exhibition by People’s Architecture Office" 14 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/577605/photography-panels-become-pop-up-habitats-in-this-exhibition-by-people-s-architecture-office/> ISSN 0719-8884
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