The Danish company VIPP (famous for its iconic 1939 wastebasket, now in the MOMA) has created a prefab tiny home designed down to the last detail (flashlight included). Their 592-square-foot “plug and play getaway” wasn’t designed to blend into nature, but to float above it; fifty thousand pounds of glass and steel serve as a frame for the surrounding landscape.
VIPP designer Morten Bo Jensen explains that the shelter wasn’t designed as a piece of architecture, but an industrial object. The prefab structure is built in a factory and the four modules are transported by truck to the site. The shelter can be constructed in 3 to 5 days using just bolts for the modules and 9,000 screws for the steel plates.
The small prefab can house 4 people: 2 on a daybed and 2 in a loft bedroom. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls slide open and closed with mechanical rollers, designed to move the 400 or 500-kilo doors with ease. “We kind of like this idea that you just grab it and slide it open,” explains Jensen, “instead of motorized solutions that would be more different from our philosophy of very mechanical products that just last for a long time.”
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Wow. It looks very calming and it's quite beautiful. However, there is on tremendous flaw: You cannot put this ANYWHERE. That thing would be an utter OVEN here in California! That black exterior an dark interior would soak up so much sunlight that you could probably fry and egg on the floor! We don't have the types of trees out here that they have in Sweden that offer the same kind of shade. This thing would fare even worse in the desert. Arizona? New Mexico? Parts of Texas? Forget it. The entire southwest of the US is out! Maybe even the southeast with all their humidity is out, too?
It's a gorgeous piece of work, but definitely not universal.
its a stupid design..the company lacks innovation, and that much black will make people gloomy when u stay there, saying so much " nature" doesn't means its innovation and refreshing..its just marketing..and I don't wanna comment about the price
I have like being inside the first I wasn't crazy about it cuz he kept using the word product that really pissed me off it's like the goal is to sell and I understand that that's one of the reasons why this is being shown which means there's an ulterior motive it isn't just about design and though he tried to keep taking you back to that with the trashcan he's very transparent to not just the house the other part that was really really upsetting for me was when he said there was wool felt on the wall first of all because this isn't exploitation of another sentient being that has every right to be seen as an important intrical part of our world without being parted out for what it can do for Humanity especially when it's in relation to Aesthetics this is a total disregard for life and a disrespect to all women who are the creators of this world while it is obvious that is pretty as they package it the men are still destroying what is good what is Holy wholly sacred now pulling away from the moral issue and the lack of integrity what happens when an individual is allergic and there are one of those people being myself I literally can wear no animal products this was on the onset of childhood I was not aware of what it was I kept being told by my family that it was wild imaginings and then I should just simmer down and deal with it but allergic reactions have many different layers it could be psychological emotional and physical or biological I was having a full-blown reaction on every level because when I came into this world I was born awake and it was forced to repeatedly go back to sleep so for those people who say you can't force someone to accept or to see or to believe or to live even like you that is where their mistaken no one is attempting to force them and the Very fact that they do it that way means that they are choosing their own Comforts over what is right over Divine Law and that is not okay it isn't okay for that person and it will not be all right for the whole of creation and whether they acknowledge or accept does not mean it changes the fact that we are all connect yes we are and so now I have a better understanding of the things that made no sense to me as a child as a young adult even as a mother but I am currently in the winter of my life I am crone and because this product is just that it is meant to generate money not to produce a home for those who are seeking something natural without robbing nature of its gifts but to actually become integrated with it without stealing from it I would give him all thumbs all fingers and all toes down I would not support him or his Creations because they are based on destruction and some will come back and say well all things are that way and that's just their way of escaping doing the right thing so those things will be ignored there is a way to live in harmony not only with nature and all of its inhabitants but with ourselves because the inner life and the outer life are two different worlds that must be integrated and anyone that values materialism over relationship is part of a Dying Breed called the patriarch
nah that bed space just is not practical - imagine wanting to get down for a drink or toilet run in the middle of the night, loose your footings and bang you have a accident waiting to happen... NOT practical.
I would like to know HOW you prevent Burglars ...because its open and revealing to ANYONE also for the Ones with bad intentions....so how do you protect such House / Shelter....? .( det forekommer mig temmelig ubehageligt at Indbrudstyve har frit udsyn og der skal noget skudsikker glas til at ungå indbrud plus de fleste fosikringsselkaber ikke ville dække en sådan bolig ..) Men Huset er meget fedt og jeg ville ønske I kunne levere et sådan til Costa del Sol .
If I walked around in boxer briefs all day, do you think anyone would notice?? Lol. Swedish accents make me crazy (er). Really tremendous project! Wonder what the lifespan is of such a type of project? Thanks for sharing this. Love the idea of being outside, inside. With the fireplace going. Perfect romantic environ.
Where is the link so I can be a xustomer? I prefer the model with eztra gentle handwash mode clothing machine. And it really is like a camera house. It is a frame for the universe. The Universe Art Gallery. Finally a house I can agree with, touch me nature!
i would not live or stay in a house that is transparent like this. i was expecting to see at least some large pull down shades so that you can have some privacy. Also idk about you, but ive stayed in the woods before, and its creepy af, i feel like im always being watched or something, or when i turn my back at night there is some creature staring at me through the glass when im not looking. What if there was some mad man in the woods? like he could see you in your house and that's just not ok lol id be predefined of getting sniped or something.
For 600k you can get: A nice manhattan apartament for no fucking reason, a place in vegas, nothing fancy but who cares is vegas, and a mclaren 570 or something.Or you can travel for 15 years with a budget of 3000$/m and see all the the things you never know about and comite suicide after is nothing left to do or see or what ever the fuck
ugly, small, inpractical, expensive at hell, who want to live in a matchbox in the middle of nowhere? that "house" is not for people that like wild life, but is a bureau in the forest, the bedroom not have windows (staying far away of city and police is very necesary to have at less one window in the bedroom that can cover the more area to can see what happen of who the hell are walking or running around) the stair is very dangerous, the roof outside home have a big space that is wasted, a big bedroom with another bathroom can be instaled there, and a small terrace to enjoy sun or afternoon drinking tea etc, that home have many potencial risk, people there can fall from the roof, fall from the stair, broke a leg, and arm, even die if fall with the head, wow, designer not use the brain when draw this kind of crap? even in a storn night a tree can fall over the house and split in two
with 600 k at less could have a dock in the lake to have some boat to go sailing or to fish, or maybe to receive a amphibious airplane that can amarize in the water cmon, designers forget the obvious in comfort and security just to show how dumb they can be, with shipping containers i can build a industrial era humongous castle of 1.000 sq meters with every amenities and confort for many peoples with just 100 k, anyway
All that black and metal and steel is quite depressing and oppressive. Moreover there is not a bit of privacy or cosiness, it looks like a nightmare's prison ward. The bedroom is horrible and there is no sense of space. I would never live in such a place, let alone the riduculous price!
Might have been a good idea, if you had remembered that a person (also nature) would have to live in it. The gunmetal, dead color leaves me cold. It's industrial. Unfortunately, you don't let us stop seeing a commercial shipping container. The shape would be almost livable if there were warm color(s). Gray is not cozy. NATURE is not unrelieved gray or black. Even basalt monoliths are offset by blue sky, wood forests dressed in green or snow. The nature outside your shelter does not offset the inside feeling of being in a container. The contrast of the nature surrounding your shelter points out the coldness and anti-nature shock of boxiness combined with a dead color. I am sure that the first thing a woman thinks on entering that structure is, "Built by a man--a cold man!" The second thing she might do is go out to pick some colorful flowers for a vase or wine bottle. With no flowers available, she would drape a tay-dyed scarf over the couch, suggest hanging some Degas, Monet, Gaugin or other COLORFUL paintings.
Why the hell is it so hard to find architects that would just draw Floor Designs and blueprints everyone is doing prefab container designs it's annoying. Anybody can help me find an Architect that do this?? As all the company's I've found online they never answer my e-mails, phones or just design for commercial companies. HELP PLS!
Very impressive. I’ve got a roof tent for my car and find getting down the ladder at night is a pain while half asleep. This beds ladder is 3 times the height. After a few ales I’d be heading for the loo and end up in the morgue. A bed pan is a must for the bedroom, I love the skylight though. And the detail on the styling is first rate.
i love the paints, outer look and the movable design with nature but i don't see why the interior is like 5000 football fields of kitchen and living room and outer spaces skylight without bedrooms for actual camping feel, its just looks like Neil Armstrong in empty space saying hello is anyone out there?
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