Push Button House Design by Adam Kalkin: Urban Living in the Container- Tuesday, October 16th 2012.
The push button house concept this is expandable container house for urban living by Adam Kalkin firstly displayed at Art Basel Miami 2005. Adam Kalkin created this shipping container that opens up into an entire house. Push Button House Design by Adam Kalkin uses a standard shipping container as the structure of a home and uses hydraulic power to lift and lower the side of the shipping container to expand the usable living space. The Push Button House is exactly that: it starts as a shipping container until a button is pushed, and it turns into a house.
Part performance piece and part sculpture, the Push Button House Design by Adam Kalkin is an engineering and artistic feat that captured the attention of both the artistic community and public as a bold, yet playful vision on the intersection of art and technology. The open structure contains six rooms spread across the container’s floor and walls. . A shipping container that unfolds with the push of a button in 90 seconds to reveal a living space complete with a bedroom, a bathroom, kitchenette, and living area. On one wall there is a double bed and bathroom complete with a full size bathtub. In the middle, there is a kitchenette and dining table complete with a chandelier overhead.
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Motorized walls unfold like a flower, revealing a fully functional house, complete with refined, understated furnishings. To complete the home, the doors of the container are lined with a library full of books. on the other wall there is a living area with a sofa and side tables. This Push Button house consist of bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and living areas, great concept for urban house design. Push Button House Design by Adam Kalkin is designed with some furniture are patched on the wall of the container. When all the walls are opened, it will provide some spaces just like usual houses.