Sidewalk Pod HomeStreet Art // Monday, 27 Jun 2011
24-year old architect, Dia Haifei built an egg–shaped pod on the sidewalk to evade Beijing’s extreme rent prices. Haifei was inspired to design and build the structure after seeing a conceptual project named “City’s Egg” which was held at the Shanghai Biennale Exhibition. Using bamboo as the frame and wood chips for insulation, one can sleep warm through the night. The egg-house uses a small solar panel to power a lamp and a handful of other electrical necessities inside, making it functional and livable.