The Plugin House By PAO Architects

Nov 27, 2018

Category: Living

In 2016, the People’s Architecture Office (PAO) released their first-ever Plugin House, a minimalist dwelling designed to provide modular, affordable housing in hard to reach areas of China. Although the homes have been installed in a variety of locations, this particular unit in Shenzhen bridges the gap between attractive, purposeful design and mindful historic preservation.

The rural Plugin House was installed as a novel way to work with housing laws for the preservation of dilapidated buildings in Shenzhen, where the local government is responsible for the renovation of uninhabitable buildings. They approached PAO, who prefabricated the homes to fit within a number of the town’s confined spaces, prepared them for transit, and shipped the dwellings to the area where they would be assembled. The exterior of the home features a walled-in garden area, glazed windows, and an angular design, while the interior provides inhabitants with a spacious, bright, and airy loft-style split. The homes range from 160 to 215 square feet, cost just under $20,000, and utilize a quarter of the energy when compared to surrounding properties.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Living

This All-Natural USDA-Certified CBD Oil Can Treat A Variety Of Ailments

Speeds up recovery, lowers anxiety, and is completely and totally legal.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Featured Image

TAXA Updates Its Mantis & Cricket Campers With More Storage & Better AC

Featuring a number of interior additions designed to optimize space efficiency.

Posted By

Oct 27, 2020

Featured Image

Ease Your Anxiety & Speed Up Recovery With oHHo’s Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

Completely natural USDA-approved organic tonic to treat a variety of ailments.

Posted By

Oct 26, 2020

Featured Image

This 90′ Recycled Hybrid Expedition Yacht Can Run On Solar Power

A 660HP luxury yacht made from recycled aluminum and plastic bottles.

Posted By

Oct 23, 2020

Featured Image

This Tiny Teardrop Camping Trailer Is So Light You Can Tow It With A UTV

Boasting a custom long-travel suspension system and Forerunner Knight tires.

Posted By

Oct 22, 2020

Featured Image

Atari’s Tech-Focused Las Vegas Hotel Will Be The Ultimate Gamer’s Getaway

Hundreds of rooms supplemented by numerous arcades & other gaming activities.

Posted By

Oct 21, 2020