Tinyhouse: Pushing the Boundaries of what a Building can be

In an really interesting project, the Tinyhouse University has collaborated with the Bauhaus Campus (Berlin) to create a series of housing systems which will aim to provide creative solutions to issues surrounding accommodation and diversity.

The Berlin-based architect and founder behind the project, Van Bo Le-Mentzel (of www.hartzivmoebel.de), had previously conceived of the ‘one sqm house’ in 2011 as a do-it-yourself structure which offered one square meter of floor area to be used as a dwelling or mobile kiosk. Since then, Van Bo and his team have pushed this experimental approach by constructing transportable buildings, tiny hotels, and other miniature structures… challenging preconceived boundaries of what a building can be.

The Tinyhouse University is essentially a post migrant education project which explores ideas surrounding ecological buildings, migration, static and temporary housing systems. It’s recent project, ‘tiny100’, saw the completion of a moveable structure which hosts a living space complete with kitchen area and bunk-bed.

Beginning in March 2017, in cooperation with Bauhaus Campus (Berlin), Museum of Design, Zukunftsgeräusche and Kiron Open Higher Education, the Tinyhouse University will invite forward thinkers from the fields of education, startup and design, to join together and help build a campus in the garden of the Bauhaus Archive. With the construction of a temporary village of tiny houses on wheels, they will explore new formations in order to breakdown the confines of standard city structures.

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Image credits: http://www.designboom.com. Material used in the preparation of this article has been drawn from www.designboom.com.

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