"Mobile Homes": 5 ephemeral architectures on the banks of the Seine

"Mobile Homes": 5 ephemeral architectures on the banks of the Seine

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Until March 29, 2015, "Mobile Homes" gives you an appointment with the habitat of tomorrow. Imagined by the designers of the young generation, 5 ephemeral constructions took place on the Banks of the Seine, near the Port of Solférino in the 7th arrondissement of Paris: the Hotel Parasite, Twenty thousand leagues under the Seine, the H2hOme, Selfishness and the Room Room. Presentation.

The Banks of the Seine: a territory for urban experimentation

As daring as they are innovative, these modular, perched or nomadic housing prototypes echo three themes developed during the 21st climate conference, or COP21, to be held from November 30 to December 11, 2015, in Paris: the reduction of urban living space, the nature of the materials used and the modularity of the accommodation. These 5 ephemeral constructions, with futuristic design, allow you to experiment with other ways of living and getting around town; by combining humor, art and architecture.

The Parasite Hotel, conquering new urban areas

Imagined by the collective of Dutch creators Snodevormgevers, the Hôtel Parasite is a modular and temporary construction, which is assembled and disassembled in two stages, three movements. Between sculpture, architecture and design, the Parasite Hotel takes place on the roof of a building, and creates an additional living space in the heart of the city. In short, the Parasite Hotel represents a new way of adapting to the reduction of space in the city, style in addition.

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seine, the house-boat of tomorrow

Straight out of the imagination of Dutch artist Paul Segers, Vingt Mille Lieues sous la Seine was designed especially for the "Mobile Homes" project. In addition to an obvious reference to the "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne, famous Parisian and first master of science fiction, this funny boat was designed in the image of a makeshift submarine. Made of recycled aluminum plates, this house-boat combines a mobile launching ramp and an underwater vehicle, which makes it easier to launch. Knowing the dangers of global warming, and of rising sea levels in particular; Paul Segers wanted to offer an emergency vehicle, while retaining a share of imagination.

H2hOme, modular emergency housing

Designed by the young French designers of In & Edit Architecture, H2hOme is an example of modularity. Thanks to an innovative structure made up of islands that can be nested one inside the other, H2hOme is a modular, intuitive and easily transportable emergency housing system in the form of a kit. Imagined around the ICYNENE H2FOAM process, an insulator which releases only water vapor and thus allows a bioclimatic approach by integrating good energy performances, H2hOme tends to be an instantaneous emergency construction solution; an ideal system to respond to an ever-increasing demand for post-emergency housing (post-floods, post-earthquakes, etc.).

Selfishness, a trompe-l'oeil work

The artist Tore Rinkveld, alias Evol, a Berliner by adoption, made himself known by transforming, through painting, ordinary details of the urban landscape into mini concrete towers. Very inspired by architecture, which he considers to be a mirror of society, Evol paints directly on electrical transformers, concrete planters and other elements of everyday life. Its goal ? Draw our attention to the incredible geometry of LEGO architecture and to details so present in our daily lives that they become invisible. It is thanks to this reversal of scale that he manages to make these human constructions.

Room Room, the cyclotracted caravan of the future

Fruit of the French imagination of G. Studio Architects and the Encore Heureux Associés agency, Room Room is a project that explores a double problem, linked to mobile homes: the increase in the frequency and severity of natural and climatic disasters, which creates more and more homeless and migrants. Based on an undeniable principle of mobility, Room Room consists of an imposing yellow trapezoidal box, containing a bed for two people. The objective of the French of G. Studio Architects and the Encore Heureux Associés agency? "Bring to life a fun and unusual project, a prototype emergency shelter, made of insulating composite materials, light to move, solid, safe, economical, ergonomic and thermally efficient."
"Mobile Homes" Pop-up Homes Until Sunday, March 29, 2015 - Every day from 12:00 to 7:30 p.m. Berges de Seine - Port de Solférino Quai Anatole France, Paris 7th Free access More info on //