buBle is More than a Tent, Less than a House

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In these difficult times there are a lot of people on the move. Studio MMASA (Patricia Muñiz + Luciano G. Alfaya) with the collaboration of the architect-artist Cipriano Chas, have developed the buBle as a form of temporary accommodation:

These units would thus complete the city’s functioning and allow for the newly arrived, or displaced people in general, to gradually settle in the city. Semi-regulated spaces that, accepting the transience of new residents, alter their character slightly and contribute to social inclusion.

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It fits into a very small space when folded up;

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It looks relatively easy to construct;

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and even has rudimentary plumbing. It isn't just a tent; the designers write:

In our view, almost any camping system could cover the minimum needs, but it would not be adaptable to different situations. So we conceived a system with three preconditions: it should be possible to stand on the whole of its surface; its structure should be stable and its skin should be adaptable to the place and time of the stay; and the system should meet the minimum needs of hygiene and comfort.

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Some might say that perhaps housing young women in clear vinyl boxes in the middle of the street is a lousy idea. But this is Spain, and conditions may be different there.

More at buBbLe, via Alex at Shedworking.

Tags: Designers | Spain

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