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Shared Lady Beetle, A Micro Movable Library for Kids / LUO studio

Pavillion  · 
Beijing, China
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project LUO studio
  • Designers Authors of this architecture project text, Yujie Luo, Zhuojian Lu, url,
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    3.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

Could This Micro Dwelling in Disguise Help Solve the Housing Crisis?

London’s first Antepavillion officially opened to the public last weekend, kicking off an annual series of experimental structures set to explore alternative ways of living in the city. Designed and built by emerging studio PUP Architects, the proposal beat out 128 other entries as the winner of a competition held by the Architecture Foundation. Calling for proposals that engaged with issues of sustainability and recycling, PUP's design, dubbed H-VAC is built using prefab elements made in-house by a team of volunteers. The pavilion's tongue-in-cheek appearance resembling an air duct is a playful subversion of planning legislation, exploiting loopholes for mechanical rooftop equipment to be built without planning permission.

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