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(London Times)   Bauhaus architect creates a $5,000 cardboard machine for living in. Saturday night bonus: each one includes eight double beds   ( timesonline.co.uk) divider line
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2009-01-17 10:48:09 PM  
I really wish I had something snarky to say about this, but honestly, I think its a very good idea.
 
2009-01-17 11:01:07 PM  

NihilisticShrew: I really wish I had something snarky to say about this, but honestly, I think its a very good idea.


It's ok, the article already said it for you
"The panels are rain resistant - and it is not compulsory to butcher a goat on the veranda."
 
2009-01-17 11:02:11 PM  

NihilisticShrew: I really wish I had something snarky to say about this, but honestly, I think its a very good idea.



A heroine, A deity
On Heroin, or vanity
To jack their personality
Beyond normal humanity.

A crowd of massed humanity,
Bows and worships diligently.
He's built a loyal following
And they steer him thoroughly.

But jealous man plots from the pews,
No need for valid righteousness.
One slightly truthful word set free,
Will turn the tides quite easily.

Our accusations need not be,
What would bury mortal man.
The sins of our own deity,
are tiny, but on these we stand.

We don't cry for the gods that die by our hands.
We throw stones if our gods take a stand.
We create and destroy our Stigmata Martyrs.

So once upon the podium,
A crucifix we then erect,
And nail our hero heartily,
hands and feet, and bind his neck.

The reasons for our worship fades,
Our Idol drenched in his own blood,
Forgotten are the virtues that we,
Valued beyond royalty.

We don't cry for the gods that die by our hands.
We throw stones if our gods take a stand.
We create and destroy our Stigmata Martyrs.

With joy we dig his shallow grave,
Anticipating pains to come.
We watch the wriggling dance of death,
And laugh light hearted at deaths fun.

We pounded out the joyous light.
Our saviors buried now for years.
A legend now of time gone by,
A martyr of forgotten tears.

We don't cry for the gods that die by our hands.
We throw stones if our gods take a stand.
We create and destroy our Stigmata Martyrs.
 
2009-01-17 11:12:30 PM  
Nice return on investment from that design, but Shigeru Ban did it even better with his paper roll buildings which are even simpler.
 
2009-01-18 12:19:58 AM  
The housing market is dead.

/Got nothing.
 
2009-01-18 01:25:21 AM  

NihilisticShrew: I really wish I had something snarky to say about this, but honestly, I think its a very good idea.


Until some putz introduces fire into the mix. Maybe instead of calling them the Universal World House, they should call it the Dresden Special.
 
2009-01-18 01:53:54 AM  
The difficulty with lighting will make for some dark entries.
 
2009-01-18 02:44:29 AM  
Weaver95:

Oh, you have empty eyes!...
They tell me nothing, nothing but lies
 
2009-01-18 03:33:20 AM  
"It has been designed so that a family can slaughter an animal on the veranda, wash it in the shower and hang it, along with fish, on an integrated washing line."

Yeah, like I wanna shower afterwards in a bloody cardboard box?
 
2009-01-18 03:37:48 AM  
Bauhaus ... I can smell the cloves and angst already.

White on white translucent black capes
Back on the rack
Bela Lugosi's dead
The bats have left the bell tower
The victims have been bled
Red velvet lines the black box
Bela Lugosi's dead
Undead undead undead
The virginal brides file past his tomb
Strewn with time's dead flowers
Bereft in deathly bloom
Alone in a darkened room
The count
Bela Logosi's dead
Undead undead undead
 
2009-01-18 03:45:20 AM  
The best part about it: I can't afford a cardboard box house.....
 
2009-01-18 03:59:55 AM  
I'm wishing there were more pictures, but I can just picture my Design of the 20th Century professor from last semester doing backflips over this(she also taught classes in the Architecture building.) It also reminds me of some the project the archetecture students would do for eco-friendly designs.
 
2009-01-18 04:24:40 AM  
"It has been designed so that a family can slaughter an animal a hitchhiker on the veranda, wash it in the shower and hang it, along with fish, on an integrated washing line."

Fixed to the satisfaction of Rob Zombie.
 
2009-01-18 04:43:16 AM  
Bauhaus Architect?

Does that mean that when his designs are built and unaccepted the prices slash themselves?
 
2009-01-18 05:13:45 AM  
They call them 'mobile homes'.
 
2009-01-18 05:24:28 AM  
Dig a FARKing hole in the ground.
 
2009-01-18 05:37:12 AM  
These would be great on a flat field.
 
2009-01-18 05:58:04 AM  
That's actually a interesting design. I could see myself putting something mostly like that in my backyard as a guest house.
 
2009-01-18 06:03:21 AM  
In The Flat Field, on the Hollow Hills
 
2009-01-18 06:53:15 AM  

NihilisticShrew: I really wish I had something snarky to say about this, but honestly, I think its a very good idea.


Ever seen a king's canvas tent with all the trimmings? Or a yurt? WTF needs a stupid overpriced cardboard box when a tent rocks so much harder?
 
2009-01-18 06:55:10 AM  
If you accidentally bump into the kitchen counter, will you get a paper cut?

/Soon to be featured on woot with wood-burning stove add-on!
 
2009-01-18 07:00:55 AM  
Those should really dress up the Hoover Obamavilles that are going to be popping up soon.
 
2009-01-18 07:41:52 AM  
We only aspired for a corridor.
 
2009-01-18 08:05:26 AM  
If the material is that inexpensive, and such a great insulator, etc... I'd love to see what you could do with it in a standard housing design.

More than that, it'd be great to make standard floor, wall, ceiling and other panels that could be assembled into a house of arbitrary size and design.
 
2009-01-18 08:15:36 AM  
EI: Well when I say "house" it was only a hole in the ground covered by a piece of tarpolin, but it was a house to US.

GC: We were evicted from *our* hole in the ground; we had to go and live in a lake!

TG: You were lucky to have a LAKE! There were a hundred and sixty of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road.

MP: Cardboard box?

TG: Aye.

MP: You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o'clock in the morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down mill for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we got home, out Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!
 
2009-01-18 08:25:22 AM  
Who's haus? Bauhaus.

/urban planner joke
//+1 if you understand it
///slashslashslash
 
2009-01-18 09:23:19 AM  
Yeah that's real great, but...

CAN A BROTHER GET SOME GOTDAMN WALLS??!!
 
2009-01-18 09:35:18 AM  
"It has been designed so that a family can slaughter their enemy tribesman on the veranda, wash him in the shower and hang him, along with fish, on an integrated washing line."


/where's the fireplace?
 
2009-01-18 09:36:02 AM  
www.miqel.com

nods approvingly
 
2009-01-18 09:42:03 AM  
The Bauhaus school of architecture ended in the 1930s.
 
2009-01-18 10:03:33 AM  
A carboard house? That's a novelty. Lets try something more realistic:

i43.photobucket.com
 
2009-01-18 10:09:25 AM  
Brighten up third world shantytowns? Since when can people who live in small one room homes made of scrap sheet metal able to afford 5k for a cardboard house?
 
2009-01-18 10:09:51 AM  
Weaver95

Don't you mean:

In a crucifiction ecstasy
Lying cross chequed in agony
Stigmata bleed continuously
Holes in head, hands, feet, and weep for me

Stigmata oh you sordid sight
Stigmata in your splintered plight
Look into your crimson orifice
In holy remembrance
In scarlet bliss
 
2009-01-18 10:24:51 AM  
Retailing for about $5,000 (£3,375), the house is supposed to brighten up Third World shantytowns

These people make less that $1 a day. Is this guy that clueless? Or does he just pretend so he can drum up some finance money using the "XOMG teh poor people!" angle?
 
2009-01-18 11:15:56 AM  
Okay, so it comes with a lavatory. But guess what? 90% of the farking third world haven't figured out what to do with the waste products from the lavatory yet. They still shiat in holes near their wells.

So unless you are planning to come in with a bunch of backhoes, tanks and perf pipe to make septic systems for all these folks, you can pretty much count on the sewage just running out into the dirt streets behind these cool looking houses.

And goats? Goats will totally eat that house. My goats have made good progress eating their wooden house.

hudef has the only decent solution pictured.
 
2009-01-18 12:26:36 PM  
NihilisticShrew 2009-01-17 10:48:09 PM I really wish I had something snarky to say about this, but honestly, I think its a very good idea.
==============================

When it rains and the whole thing melts down... or when a nice wind comes and totally destroys the place.

Sorry, but it's the world's most retarded idea.

/Also, what homeless guy has 5k in his pocket to live there?
 
2009-01-18 12:50:42 PM  
Nice...

however...

check out Dwell magazine June 2005 for Nader Khallili's designs
 
2009-01-18 02:10:36 PM  
I didn't know Peter Murphy, David J., Daniel Ash, and that other guy - the drummer - had side jobs as architects. Those guys are really talented!

andrearf.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-01-18 02:41:28 PM  

Bhasayate: I didn't know Peter Murphy, David J., Daniel Ash, and that other guy - the drummer - had side jobs as architects. Those guys are really talented!


Kevin Haskins

/Came for the Bauhaus lyrics and pics
 
2009-01-18 02:50:18 PM  
Coat them with dirt and sell them as Hollow Hills!
...no?
 
2009-01-18 03:02:07 PM  

jake3988: NihilisticShrew 2009-01-17 10:48:09 PM I really wish I had something snarky to say about this, but honestly, I think its a very good idea.
==============================

When it rains and the whole thing melts down... or when a nice wind comes and totally destroys the place.

Sorry, but it's the world's most retarded idea.

/Also, what homeless guy has 5k in his pocket to live there?


Uh, no, it doesn't melt in the rain and it doesn't blow away. RTFA
 
2009-01-18 03:34:47 PM  

Born2late: Those should really dress up the Hoover ObamaBushvilles that are going to be popping up soon.


FTFY, he is the one who helped create this mess.

/educate yourself
//If Obama did use these to clean up Bush's mess, that would be a great idea.
 
2009-01-18 04:20:43 PM  
ftfa: "an air vacuum fills each of the units."

Not only would that make it hard to live in, but how does a vacuum "fill" anything?
 
2009-01-18 04:41:33 PM  

iaazathot: Born2late: Those should really dress up the Hoover ObamaBushvilles that are going to be popping up soon.

FTFY, he is the one who helped create this mess.

/educate yourself
//If Obama did use these to clean up Bush's mess, that would be a great idea.


They'd call it Obamaville because he's the one in office. That's why they called them Hoovervilles. Geez get over your partisan self.
 
2009-01-18 05:01:27 PM  

RemyDuron: jake3988: NihilisticShrew 2009-01-17 10:48:09 PM I really wish I had something snarky to say about this, but honestly, I think its a very good idea.
==============================

When it rains and the whole thing melts down... or when a nice wind comes and totally destroys the place.

Sorry, but it's the world's most retarded idea.

/Also, what homeless guy has 5k in his pocket to live there?

Uh, no, it doesn't melt in the rain and it doesn't blow away. RTFA


Yeah, and the article says they cost 5g. Maybe you need to read it again son.
 
2009-01-18 05:25:43 PM  
It's too bad shigaru ban didn't think of this!
 
2009-01-18 07:54:00 PM  
umm yeah maybe these horribly poor people can't afford it
but that's where YOU come in...

the affluent dude who wants to effect positive change in the world
and so buys ten of these for poor people in _______________, post-calamity.
 
2009-01-19 12:32:05 AM  
This would make a great treehouse for the kids.
 
2009-01-19 12:36:44 AM  

Bhasayate: I didn't know Peter Murphy, David J., Daniel Ash, and that other guy - the drummer - had side jobs as architects. Those guys are really talented!


Now I have to listen to the cover of Ziggy Stardust.
 
2009-01-19 12:43:36 AM  
The house has eight built-in single and double beds...

i17.photobucket.com

/sorry
 
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