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Parking + Housing / Temporary architecture

Parking + Housing
Parking + Housing

Intro animation:
http://parkinghousing.shutterfly.com/pictures/12

Certain spaces in metropolises are not fully utilized. Parking garages, for example, are occupied during daytime while emptied at night time. Apartments, which are empty during daytime, suffer from the same usage efficiency problem.

This design aims to create a new building type where housing and parking are integrated into one. During daytime, the housing units are compressed to create spaces for parking, while at night, the process reverses with parking turning back into living quarters via a pneumatic structure.

University

Rice University

Rice University
Houston, United States

Design

Rice University

Rice University
San Francisco, United States