A collaboration between artist Mark Reigelman and architect Jenny Chapman working with engineering consultant Paul Endres created a rustic cabin and installed it as a parasite on a big building in San Francisco. Too bad nobody is living in it. Yet. From Design Boom (Cesar Rubio photos):
…The structure, which measures approximately W7 x D8 x H11 feet, takes on a 19th-century architectural style. constructed from vintage building materials – it has a welded aluminum frame, with an exterior finished with 100 year-old reclaimed barn board from ohio – the dwelling is meant to be an homage to the romantic spirit of the western myth and a commentary on the arrogance of westward expansion. three curtained windows, allow the interior space of the petite abode to be seen day and night, standing as a lonely beacon in the city's dense landscape. 3 x 4 foot solar panels located on the rear roof, charge during daylight hours in order to illuminate the cabin's interior by night.
weighing over 1000 lbs.
"Mark Reigelman and Jenny Chapman: Manifest Destiny!" (Thanks, Randall de Rijk!)