Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Boeing Engineer creates Space-Efficient 182 square foot Pad...

This is the condo of Steve Sauer, who is a Boeing engineer who spent about 7 years creating a 182 square foot basement dwelling into something that he felt comfortable living in. It reminds me of Gary Chang’s Domestic Transformer, a 344-foot square living quarters that can be turned into a 24 room place by moving around walls. His place has two beds, a 37 inch television set, kitchen with working dishwasher, bathroom with shower, as well as bathtub hidden underneath the floor. It may look cramped, but, in his own words, “I tend to like things in their place”. You are probably wondering how cramped this. Believe it or not, he has had parties there, with about ten people. Mr. Sauer was inspired by the space-saving buildings of Scandinavia and Japan. He found a lot of time on the Internet trying to find the right components, or he made them himself. I suppose this is the way of the future. If the world is going to be as over-populated as people say it is going to be, then we need to have places that can conserve space like this. I have to admit, it really is something I want to mass marketed, and yet have some sort of individual look depending on the tenant.

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