When Bolivia-born architectural pupil Sandra Guillen heard a few contest that concerned making a tiny residence inside a concrete pipe, she knew she could be the proper individual for the job.
In any case, it was Guillen’s mother who used to inform her that if she didn’t examine arduous sufficient, dwelling in a pipe is the place she would find yourself.
“My mom would playfully threaten to ship me to reside in a pipe underneath the bridge if I didn’t do effectively in class,” Guillen stated. “Whereas I understood her level, it was additionally a harsh reminder of the homeless drawback all over the world. Once I heard in regards to the Pipe Dream contest, I knew it was my alternative to make a distinction.”
Guillen’s design stood out for its performance, design, and the way the skin was introduced in.
So, the one mother of a 12-year-old entered the competition placed on in partnership by Rinker Supplies and the American Institute of Structure College students (AIAS). The target was to design the 16-feet-long, eight ft in diameter concrete pipe right into a low-cost, absolutely useful dwelling area.
As you’ll think about, the outcomes are tight (100 sq. ft of dwelling area), however homey and livable.
For instance, Guillen included a lined porch and paver patio within the entrance with a built-in seat. Giant French glass doorways welcome guests on the entrance, bringing the sunshine in. Stroll by means of the doorways and there’s a tiny kitchen contained in the tiny residence, with a small sink and single-burner range on the precise, and drawers under. A small desk sits to the left, sufficiently big for 2. Guillen used a teal shade all through the house, which pops in opposition to the grey of the concrete tube.
Take a few steps into the house, and there’s a bathe/rest room room on the precise, full with white hexagonal tile. At the back of the unit, there’s a collapsible mattress, sofa, and workstation for a small bed room and workplace mixture. The again of the unit options wall-to-wall home windows to carry additional gentle into the room.
Officers at Rinker and AIAS stated that Guillen’s design stood out for its performance, design, and the way the skin was introduced in, making it really feel comfy regardless of the small area.
The design will be assembled throughout the fire-resistant 30-ton pipe in lower than