A Tricycle Built for Home

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The house built on a TRICYCLE for those who can’t afford their own place

As the populations of the world’s major cities continue to grow, accommodation will become an increasingly sought-after commodity.

Now designers in China, which itself has more than one billion inhabitants, have come up with a potential solution.

It’s a mobile home called the Tricycle House that has been created for people who cannot afford their own home. It is equipped with an integrated water tank, bath tub and a stove.

 
A true mobile home: Chinese architects have designed a house on the back of a tricycle in a bid to address the world's population boom
A true mobile home: Chinese architects have designed a  house on the back of a tricycle in a bid to address the world’s population  boom

 

 
Addressing housing crisis: The Tricycle House has been created for people who cannot afford their own home
Addressing housing crisis: The Tricycle House has been  created for people who cannot afford their own home
 
The Tricycle Home even comes with a bath and shower
The Tricycle Home
The Tricycle Home even comes with its  own bath and shower as well as kitchen facilities

The bed transforms into a dining table or a bench to make the interior versatile and suitable for any occasions.

Modular design allows for expansion and  interconnection between units.

The unit itself is made of translucent plastic which lets in natural light during the day and the glow from street lamps at night.

The house is fitted onto the frame of a tricycle and so can be taken just about anywhere.

 

 
The bed transforms into a dining table
The bed turns into a dining table and vice versa
The bed transforms into a dining table or a  bench to make the interior suitable for any occasions
 
All the mod cons: The home is equipped with a dining table, integrated water tank and bath tub
The home is equipped with a dining  table, integrated water tank and bath tub
 

It has been created by the People’s Industrial Design and People’s Architecture Office based in the Chinese capital of Beijing.

The Tricycle House was made for the 2012 “Get It Louder “Exhibition in Beijing.

A spokesman explained: ‘Private ownership of  land in China does not exist.

‘The Tricycle House suggests a future embrace of the temporary relationship between people and the land they occupy.’

‘In a crowded Chinese city single family  homes can be affordable and sustainable, parking lots are used at night, and traffic jams are acceptable.

 
On the move: The until itself is made of translucent plastic which lets in natural light during the day and the glow from street lamps at night
The unit itself is made of translucent  plastic which lets in natural light during the day and the glow from street  lamps at night
 
Nomadic: The house is fitted onto the frame of a tricycle and so can be taken just about anywhere
The house is fitted onto the frame of a  tricycle and so can be taken just about anywhere

‘As a construction method we experimented with folded plastic. Each piece of the house is cut with a CNC router, scored, folded and welded into shape.

‘The plastic, polypropylene, can be folded without losing its strength.’

‘Therefore the house can open up to the  outside, expand like an accordion for more space, and connect to other  houses.’

‘The plastic is translucent allowing the  interior to be lit by the sun during the day or street lamps at night.’

‘The Tricycle House is man-powered and operates off-the-grid.

‘Facilities in the house include a sink and stove, a bathtub, a water tank, and furniture that can transform from a bed to a dining table and bench to a bench and counter top.

‘The sink, stove, and bathtub can collapse  into the front wall of the house.’

Attribution: Simon Tomlinson, Daily Mail

 

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