09 Apr '12, 2pm

This clever house folds out of narrow trailer, complete with decks and solar panels on top.

This clever house folds out of narrow trailer, complete with decks and solar panels on top.

Back in the dawn of the shipping containers as housing era, nobody thought about using empty boxes and shipping air; because of the cost of the box and shipping, people were playing with folding designs. Designer Mehdi Hidari Badie has taken the idea of the pop-up to extremes with what Yanko calls an "Amazing Modern Mobile Home." © Mehdi Hidari Badie Blu Homes should hire this guy or pick this unit up for their home shows; it is sort of an extreme version of their folding homes. Really extreme; there are a lot of panels to unfold, a lot of edges that will need gaskets and seals. © Mehdi Hidari Badie Yanko writes: This cleverly compact mobile housing design by Mehdi Hidari Badie has got all the bases covered when it comes to making the most of limited space. With consideration to sustainable development standards, the unit utilizes a combination of steel, aluminum, recycled...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/modular-design/amazing-expandin...

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