Backpack house. Hangs from side of building.

Backpack House: Portable Addition Hangs from Buildings

So you are stuck in the middle of the building – not on the top, where you might build up, or on the bottom, where you could sprawl out. Your unit faces out in only one direction. There is nowhere else to go.

Stefan Eberstadt claims otherwise, with his Backpack House project that has now hung from the sides of multiple residential structures to expand occupiable space.

The idea comes as a response to cramped quarters the artist/builder has experienced in major cities including London and New York, where at times you are limited to as little as one outward-facing window. By way of contrast, all kinds of viewing ports are sliced into the sides, bottom and top of this curious cube, affording neat views (at least until your neighbor expands with his own cube, that is).

I read this article on  You have to check out this website if you haven’t already.  They are truly rad.  I’m so excited every time I see them in my inbox.  Sign up for the newsletter you’ll thank me later.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s