Shanghai Huadu Architecture & Urban Planning (HDD) has completed the Transformable Smart Home for a young start up designer in China. The client is a young man who just has his start up business about 3D printing in Shanghai. By using 3D printing technology, everyone could design their own jewelry through his app. But even such a talented young man could has business problem due to the high renting price in Shanghai. So temporally he rent four container boxes for very low price as his office and house.
The container box is super flexible and stable. Many young generation in China like its industry feeling and atmosphere. However, the daylight and ventilation situation is bad inside for such kind of building. And during winter, it is super cold inside.
Given how the young generation appreciates the industrial quality of china, HDD has repurposed container boxes into four stacked living units that serve as an office, home and party venue.
During the living mode, the Transformable Smart Home has double height living room. The bed could be folded down. The kitchen and restroom have very good function as well. All family functions could be fulfilled in this mode. The Client could stay with his family during his free time.
As a startup company, the team need multiple different kind of space. During the working mode, all programs have to be reset according to the working environment. The hidden table could be pull out as an reception table. The folded floor could add on whole extra meeting room for the upper level. By folding the bed on the upper floor, one can get a whole new office room. The restroom become a place for brain storm. By folding out the wall, one can get a outside meeting place. The regular table could be stretched from 2m to 8m for cooperative working.
During the party mode, by opening the wall and pulling out the hidden box, one can have a extremely long space for all different activities including BBQ, dinner and party.
all images courtesy of HDD